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  • 18 January 2006 13:06

Intel Unveils A New Leap For Mobile Work And Play

SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 18, 2006 –Intel Australia today showcased the Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology for a new generation of laptops. The new platform is aimed at advancing the emerging digital lifestyle at home, work and on the go. It delivers breakthrough capabilities to make entertainment truly mobile for people on the go and improves responsiveness and efficiency of mobile workers.

“Intel is focused on creating an innovative mobile computing platform that ushers in a new era of working, playing and living,” said Kate Burleigh, national marketing manager, Intel Australia. “The Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology platform creates a new leap in how people work and play, taking advantage of a new generation of uses and experiences.”

The Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology is powered by the Intel® Core™ Duo processor (formerly codenamed “Yonah”), Intel’s new, mobile dual-core processor manufactured using the company’s leading 65nm process technology. It boasts a unique design with two processors in a package roughly the size of a large postage stamp, coupling new levels of performance with breakthrough energy-efficiency to inspire innovative laptop and PC designs.

Intel Platform on the Go

Whether for the family taking movies, music and games on vacation, or a business traveller always on the move, Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology delivers dramatic performance improvements (more than 70 per cent1), while also reducing component power up to 28 per cent1 over previous generations. The result enables increased system responsiveness and improved battery life in a wide variety of innovative laptop designs.

As an ultimate on-the-go, all-in-one entertainment device, Centrino Duo mobile technology features enhanced three-dimensional graphics (up to two times previous generations), and the option to view high-definition (HD) TV. When enabled with Intel® High Definition Audio, it also features up to 7.1 surround sound with support for Dolby* Digital. Using laptops based on Centrino Duo mobile technology, people can immerse themselves more completely in music, games and HD movies and TV, whether in the car, a coffee shop or on the plane.

The performance of the Centrino Duo mobile technology platform helps businesses to be more responsive and productive as a result of better multitasking performance and collaboration capabilities, including enabling voice and video over IP, and improved battery life. The platform supports Intel® Active Management technology and Intel® Virtualization technology, innovative silicon-based features for enhanced manageability and bolstered security.

The small size of the platform components of Centrino Duo mobile technology enables a wide variety of laptop sizes and innovative designs. The components also enable a 1.2 watt-average platform power savings relative to previous generations, making it more energy efficient.

The Centrino Duo mobile technology platform is comprised of the Intel Core Duo Processor with dual-core processing and the mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset family. The platform also includes the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection, Intel’s next- generation wireless network connection advancing WLAN performance of standard Wi-Fi networks, and supports enhanced features that make applications more aware, connected and responsive, ultimately delivering a better mobile experience.

Platform Component Pricing

The Intel Core Duo processors T2300, T2400, T2500 and T2600 are priced at US$241, US$294, US$423 and US$637 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities. For information on platform component pricing and availability, visit

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products, and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at

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Intel, Centrino, Intel Core, Pentium and Intel Viiv are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

1More than 70 per cent performance increase as measured by SPECint*_rate_base2000; 28 per cent average power saving as measured by MobileMark* 2005 for Processor, Chipset and Wireless components.

2Home networking capability and many Intel® Viiv™ technology-based usage models will require additional hardware devices, software or services. Functionality of Intel Viiv technology verified devices will vary; check product details for desired features. System and component performance and functionality will vary depending on your specific hardware and software configurations.

3Remote control may be sold separately.

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

For more information, please contact:

Dan Anderson Intel Australia Pty Ltd +61 2 9937 5886 +61 418 686 775

Marty Filipowski Spectrum Communications +61 2 9954 3299

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