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CHIPZILLA has dusted off the name Pentium as its mainstream performance brand for mobile computers.
PC Magazine says that Pentiums will appear inside machines in the higher-performance "ultrathin notebook" market segment, which is just above netbooks. Those systems require something with a little more bit-crunching oomph than an Atom processor but less power than a normal CPU chip.
Pentium has been an Intel brand since 1993 and has had good innings in terms of marketing. Apparently the label will be stuck on the 1.3-GHz ULV chip that Intel will call the Pentium SU2700. This beastie runs at a thermal design power of 10 watts. µ
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