Three Arrandale chips for ultraportables detailed, priced?

By Jos
Nov 12, 2009
  1. Intel plans to release three new 32nm dual-core processors for ultrathin notebooks in the first half of next year, according to anonymous sources cited by DigiTimes. The initial batch of Arrandale processors will reportedly consist of the 1.06GHz Intel Core i5 520UM, the 1.06GHz Core i7 620UM and the 1.2GHz Core i7 640UM, with bulk-buying prices of $241, $278, and $305 respectively.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,939   +1,353

    Aren't those numbers a bit too low for notebooks? only 1.06GHz? Me want some benchies.
  3. peas

    peas TS Enthusiast Posts: 53

    Those are Core i5/i7 chips with integrated memory controllers and graphics. That makes them significantly faster per clock than Core2 chips. Low clock speed is a necessity for low-power ultraportables. These aren't for mainstream notebooks, Intel has other power-hungry mobile chips that are cheaper.
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