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Intel Announces Mobile Quad-Core i7 For Laptops

Now that Lynnfield has taken over the desktop space, Intel today unleashed its all new Nehalem architecture for those on the go.

Today at IDF, Intel introduced the Core i7 Mobile Processor and Core i7 Mobile Processor Extreme Edition today. The new processors, which were formerly codenamed Clarksfield, will be paired with the new PM55 Express chipset.

"With intelligent features like Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and a host of others, Intel has revolutionized the laptop PC processor, delivering performance when you need it, energy efficiency when you don’t," said Dadi Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager, Intel Architecture Group. "For the first time, mobile users can choose a laptop that delivers Internet-server like speed, right in their laps for the most demanding tasks, from intense gaming to digital video editing and social media applications."

Gamers (or other power users who have to do real "work") will appreciate the Core i7 Extreme Edition's support for Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (Intel XMP) and Extreme Tuning Utility, making it possible to control the frequency of the memory and processor to tweak for both performance and battery life.

Pricing in 1,000 unit quantities for the Core i7-920XM, Core i7-820QM and Core i7-720QM mobile processors is $1,054, $546 and $364, respectively.

  • renoreid
    Terrible child hood, i see the word QUAD and automaticly think of Quake3. lol
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  • wow pretty expensive and probably power hungry also would like to see the power draw numbers.
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  • The lack of any real information provided makes me think that it's not that great. If the specs were remotely worthwhile, they'd have been posted, otherwise, we either have a paper launch on a product that's not finalized, or else this thing sucks way too much battery to justify such a low clockspeed.
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  • anonymousdude
    I wonder the battery life for laptops using this would be.
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  • krazynutz
    Is there a spec sheet anywhere for cache, CPU speed, and whether or not they all have hyper-threading? I've been waiting for affordable (ie: 720Q) quads in notebooks because I do 3D illustration/animation and video editing. It'd be nice to get away from the desk sometimes to do work. Not about to drop $4000+ on the Alien-ware version though. An affordable 17" (at least 1680x1050 res) mobile workstation would be sweet! Hmmm...maybe work will buy me one....
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  • krazynutz
    Ask myself and I shall receive. Linkies!
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  • krazynutz
    Gotta say, they sound like fun.
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  • Impulse Fire911
    nooooo now laptop users will be as powerful as my pc..... must stop this....
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  • hispeed120
    Impulse Fire911nooooo now laptop users will be as powerful as my pc..... must stop this....
    Sure, they may be as powerful, but they will have to pay 2-3x more to achieve the same level of performance as we do building our own desktops. :)
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  • Impulse Fire911
    hispeed120Sure, they may be as powerful, but they will have to pay 2-3x more to achieve the same level of performance as we do building our own desktops. That my friend is very true. still pisses me off. im going to start a new comapny that shall have not 4 but 200 cores. it will be named...."Intel2"
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