Menu
PC maker takes preorders for quad-core Intel laptop chip

PC maker takes preorders for quad-core Intel laptop chip

An Australian PC maker is taking preorders for an unannounced quad-core laptop chip from Intel.

Australian PC maker Pioneer Computers is taking preorders for laptops based on an unreleased quad-core mobile processor from Intel, saying the chips are very close to being available.

Intel's 2.53GHz quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX9300 processor is advertised as a A$1,449 (US$1,390) upgrade to Pioneer Computers' DreamBook Style 9008 laptop. Reflecting the chip's expected position at the top end of Intel's mobile product line, the cost of the upgrade is more than the laptop's A$1,399 basic price.

The quad-core chip, which is not listed on Intel's most recent price list and will be the company's first quad-core mobile chip, packs 12M bytes of on-chip cache, according to Pioneer.

Laptops based on the quad-core laptop chip are not currently available, but can be shipped to customers within one to two weeks, a Pioneer sales representative said.

Intel declined to comment on the quad-core laptop chip, with a spokesman saying the company doesn't comment on "unannounced products."

While Intel has yet to release the QX9300, the chip is listed on a product roadmap prepared by Intel India and available on the company's Web site.

The QX9300 is the only quad-core laptop chip listed on the roadmap, which includes other unannounced chips, such as the 3.06GHz dual-core Core 2 Extreme X9100 laptop chip and 3GHz quad-core Core 2 Duo Q9650 desktop chip. The roadmap does not list dates for when these chips will be made available.

This isn't the first time that Pioneer Computers has offered a peek at Intel's upcoming products. In April, the company leaked details of processors that are part of Intel's upcoming Centrino 2 chip package for laptops.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments