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News from Intel Mobile Pentium 4

News from Intel Mobile Pentium 4

Two Taiwanese manufacturers have now presented new notebooks with the CPU that Intel has not yet presented. The two manufacturers Mitac Technology and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) act without the consent of Intel.

Most likely, Intel will present the mobile version of the Pentium 4 at CeBIT in Hanover from March 13th to 20th takes.

The 'MiNote 8170' from Mitac has a 2.2 GHz Mobile Pentium 4, plus an ATi Mobility Radeon with 16 MB DDR RAM. Further data: less than three kilos, 14.1 inch TFT display, CD-R, DVD, CDRW or DVD/CD-RW drive, 10/100 Ethernet card, Firewire IEEE1394 connection, optical S./PDIF output and Cardbus-compatible card slot.

The 'i-Buddie 4' notebook from ECS can accommodate CPUs from 1.4 to 2.8 GHz, the chipset a SiS650/SiS961 with integrated AGP 4x graphics, PC2100 support and DDR333 has been tested. Further features: 15 inch TFT display, optionally CD-R, DVD, CDRW or DVD/CD-RW drive, 10/100 Ethernet card, 56k modem, Firewire IEEE 1394 connection, 4x USB 2.0 and the option to connect an external battery.

However, the manufacturers are silent about prices and availability of the devices.