Intel's been on a roll since early March and has officially announced the Atom, the Centrino Atom, and Centrino 2. The Intel Atom processor is specifically designed for small, low-powered devices. Despite it measuring less than 25 mm², it still retains the instruction set compatibility of the Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The Intel Atom chip were previously codenamed Diamondville and Silverthorne.
Next is the Intel Centrino Atom processor technology, which is being touted as Intel's best technology for mobile Internet devices. The Intel Centrino Atom processor technology includes the following: the Intel Atom processor, a wireless radio, and a a low-power companion chip with integrated graphics. It was formerly known as Menlow.
Lastly, Intel has just announced the Centrino 2 mobile technology, formerly known as the Intel Montevina. The Centrino 2 platform is designed for portable computers -- Centrino 2 for more common consumer notebooks, and Centrino 2 vPro which is made for business-centric portables. The Centrino 2 brand will also be consisted of low-power processors with TDPs as low as 5W. An improvement in graphics will also be observed due to the usage of GM45 chipset. The Intel Centrino 2 technology, when used, could reportedly produce the longest battery life for notebooks.
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