Another intuitive feature available to mainstream notebook buyers includes Intel Switchable Graphics, which allows users who play very graphics-intense games to automatically switch between Intel’s integrated graphics to a discrete version on the fly, without having to re-boot, for optimal battery life and performance.
Beyond Laptops and Desktops – Embedded Processors
The new 2010 Intel® Core™ embedded processors target devices that leverage PC-like operations in the smarter connected world, including ticket kiosks and self check-out machines, ATMs, digital signs, medical equipment, communications gear and industrial machines. For example, system owners at a bank or retail store can better manage their ATMs, kiosks or a smart register using these processor platforms. These embedded devices can optimize workloads, conserve power consumption, remotely manage their connected network, and even gather metrics based on video analytics for more effective advertising campaigns.
Intel also expanded the performance-per-watt platform choices for embedded by adding error correcting code memory for applications that require a higher data integrity standard. The embedded processors, together with Intel 5 Series chipsets, offer an extended, seven-year life cycle that better matches how long these devices are in the marketplace.
Wireless Products, WiMAX and More
The Intel Centrino® brand now represents Intel’s wireless products, targeting a broader range of users than ever before. Three new Intel® Centrino® Wireless adapters feature advanced 802.11n multi-stream capabilities and dual-band support for WiFi, offering users up to 8 times greater speed3, consistent coverage and reliable connectivity while consuming minimal power.
Intel offers a complete line of high-quality adapters and its integrated WiMAX/WiFi adapter supports 2.3, 2.5 and 3.5GHz WiMAX bands delivering up to 20Mbps on the go.
All the adapters support Intel® My WiFi® Technology, which allows users to turn their laptop into a virtual hotspot and directly connect wireless devices to their laptop. Remote WiFi client management with Intel Embedded IT and Intel® Active Management Technology 6.0 also helps enable remote client management for the enterprise.
In addition, entry-level workstations now available based on Intel Core i5 with Intel HD graphics or an Intel® Xeon® 3400 series processors and the Intel® 3450 Chipset give users access to a workstation platform built around the efficiency, power and reliability demanded of a professional workstation. Intel will also offer the new 2010 Intel Core processor family on Intel® vPro™ Technology later in the quarter to help IT managers and corporations take advantage of hardware-assisted security and manageability capabilities.
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1 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology is exclusively available with Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processor series only. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see www.intel.com/technology/turboboost
2 Intel® Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology (Intel® HT Technology) requires a computer system with a processor supporting Intel® HT Technology and an Intel® HT Technology-enabled chipset, BIOS and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software you use. The Intel® Core™ i5-750 desktop processor does not support Intel® HT Technology. For more information, including which processors support Intel® HT Technology, see www.intel.com/technology/platform-technology/hyper-threading/index.htm
3 Up to 8X bandwidth increase based on the theoretical maximum bandwidth enabled by 3x3 802.11n implementations with 3 spatial streams in combination with a 3 spatial stream Access Point. Actual wireless throughput and/or range will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware and software configurations. Check with your PC manufacturer for details.
4 Comparing the Intel® Core™ i5 650 to the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6400 on PCMark* Vantage overall score.
Intel® Core™ Mobile Processors
|Base Clock Speed (GHz)||Turbo Frequency 1 (GHz)||
1 ku Boxed Pricing
|Intel ® Core™ i7-620M||2.66||Up To 3.33 GHz||2/4||500-766||$332|
|Intel ® Core™ i5-540M||2.53||Up To 3.06 GHz||2/4||500-766||$257|
|Intel ® Core™ i5-520M||2.4||Up To 2.93 GHz||2/4||500-766||$225|
|Intel ® Core™ i5-430M||2.26||Up To 2.53 GHz||2/4||500-766||Not listed|
|Intel ® Core™ i3-350M||2.26||n/a||2/4||500-667||Not listed|
|Intel ® Core™ i3-330M||2.13||n/a||2/4||500-667||Not listed|
|Intel ® Core™ i7-640LM||2.13||Up To 2.93 GHz||2/4||266-566||$332|
|Intel ® Core™ i7-620LM||2.0||Up To 2.80 GHz||2/4||266-566||$300|
|Intel ® Core™ i7-640UM||1.2||Up To 2.26 GHz||2/4||166-500||$305|
|Intel ® Core™ i7-620UM||1.06||Up To 2.13 GHz||2/4||166-500||$278|
|Intel ® Core™ i5-520UM||1.06||Up To 1.86 GHz||2/4||166-500||$241|