Intel will launch a major foray into the notebook computer market this week with the launch of six new processors under the name Pentium M.
The announcement will kick off a multi-million dollar marketing campaign that pushes both the chips and also its new Centrino architecture, which includes the Pentium M, the companion chipset and a wireless LAN adapter.
The first Pentium M processors, which pack around 77 million transistors, will be available at speeds of 1.6GHz, 1.5GHz, 1.4GHz and 1.3GHz as well as a low voltage version at 1.1GHz and an ultra low voltage version at 900MHz, Intel said.
The vendor will also launch a new chipset, that will be available in two versions, the 855PM and 855GM, the latter of which has integrated graphics support.
The wireless LAN adapter that makes up part of Centrino will support IEEE802.11b.