Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
05/12/09 06:49 PM
Intel to Launch Next Gen Calpella Notebook and Pineview/Tiger Point Atom Netbook Platforms

According to Digitimes, a Taiwan-based publication, Intel recently outlined its plans for traditional notebook, CULV-based ultra-thin notebook and netbook product lines to Taiwanese ODMs such as Quanta Computer, Compal and more.

For the traditional notebook platform, "Intel will launch the Calpella notebook platform as scheduled in the third quarter 2009 and targeting models in the 14.0-, 15.6-, 17.1- and 18.4-inch segments at retail prices of above US$1,200 initially for high-end market. Meanwhile, Intel will also reduce the price of the Montevina platform to clear out inventory."

For the ultra-thin and ultra-light market, "Intel will push CULV-based ultra-thin notebooks using Montevina CPUs as the major force targeting the US$699-1,100 price range, as well as some traditional notebooks that offer a good performance/price ratio."

Finally, we will see the new generation Atom Pineview CPU with Tiger Point chipset and say goodbye to the Atom N270 and 945GSE chip. The new Pineview/Tiger Point platform will target the 10-inch netbook segment with prices ranging between US$399-599, and is scheduled for market launch in September this year.



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