Intel to launch Merom, Conroe on Thursday

Santa Clara (CA) - Intel today confirmed that it will introduce its Core 2 Duo processor will officially launch this Thursday at an event held at the firm's Santa Clara headquarter. Several hundred journalists and analysts are expected to attend the event.

Other than previously expected, Intel will launch the desktop version Core 2 Duo E6000 series ("Conroe") in tandem with the mobile version Dore 2 Duo T7000 series ("Merom"). Internal roadmaps dated from March of this year indicated that Intel had planned an August launch for Merom, with about four weeks of distance to Conroe.

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