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Dothan to arrive on the 9th of May

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Chris Allen, Apr 22, 2004.

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    Intel decks old Pentium Ms as Dothan looms
    There could be bargains about

    By INQUIRER staff: Tuesday 20 April 2004, 10:58

    AS WE REPORTED at the beginning of this month, Intel will introduce a
    2GHz "Dothan" Pentium M chip on the 9th of May.

    See Dothan 2GHz (755) Pentium M to arrive in May.

    And Italian web site hw-vault.com has had its eyes skinned and detects
    the disappearance of a number of old Pentium Ms, as well as some other
    disappearances on the Xeon and Pentium 4 front.

    That information is here.

    It's as well to keep your eyes skinned for Centrino bargains if you're
    on the lookout for a system using the old Pentium M "Banias" cores.
    Intel reported at its last conference call that it had quite a few in

    It will move to persuade its notebook customers to use the newer
    Pentium M and deck the old just as soon as possible. But there could
    well be bargains about in the small window between now and May. µ
    Chris Allen, Apr 22, 2004
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    Intel Dothan to debut on 10 May
    By Tony Smith
    Published Monday 19th April 2004 10:03 GMT

    Intel's 90nm Pentium M chips, codenamed 'Dothan', will at
    long last ship on 10 May, clocked at up to 2GHz - higher
    than originally planned when Intel was still considering
    a 15 February debut.

    So claim sources close to the chip giant, according to
    Xbit Labs.

    At this stage, it's not clear whether Intel will offer
    533MHz frontside bus support or stick with the 400MHz FSB
    used by today's PMs. Circumstantial evidence from
    third-parties suggests it might, but the quoted clock
    speeds point to a 400MHz FSB for now.

    Intel will offer three 90nm PMs: the 735, 745 and 755,
    clocked at 1.7GHz, 1.8GHz and 2GHz, respectively, and
    priced at $294, $423 and $637.

    That will necessitate a price cut for the older, 130nm
    PMs, with the 1.5GHz, 1.6GHz and 1.7GHz parts falling to
    $209, $241 and $294 from today's $241, $294 and $423,
    respectively. Those reductions amount to cuts of 13.3 per
    cent, 18 per cent and 30.5 per cent, respectively.

    A month later, Intel will release the Pentium M 715 and
    725, presumably at 1.5GHz and 1.6GHz, matching 90nm parts
    to their 130nm predecessors, paving the way for the
    elimination of the 130nm chips altogether.
    Chris Allen, Apr 23, 2004
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