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Intel unwraps very-low-voltage mobile CPUs

And don't forget: price cuts next weekend

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Intel today rolled out the latest incarnations of its mini- and sub-notebook oriented Mobile Pentium III processors and their Celeron siblings, as we predicted earlier this year.

So, will you welcome please, the 600MHz Ultra-low Voltage Mobile PIII, a snip (apparently) at $209, the $316 750MHz Low Voltage Mobile PIII, a 600MHz ULV Mobile Celeron ($144) and a 600MHz LV Celeron ($134).

Joining them is the latest Mobile Celeron, clocking in at 800MHz and priced at $170. It's aimed at full-size notebooks.

All the chips are fabbed at 0.18 micron, support a 100MHz frontside bus and include 128KB of on-die L2 cache (the Celerons) or 256KB (the PIIIs).

The ULV and LV parts are the last such that Intel will release at 0.18 micron. Their replacements will be faster 0.13 micron Tualatin parts, due late Q3 in the case of the PIIIs and, for Celerons, Q1 2002. Tualatin Mobile Celerons aren't expected to replace Coppermine-based parts before Q2 2002.

Intel's first round of price-cuts for these newly announced chips will take place on 17 June, when the 800MHz Mobile Celeron will fall to $107.

Next week, the 1GHz and 900MHz Mobile PIIIs will come down in price, as will the 700MHz and 600MHz LV Mobile PIIIs. The 1GHz Mobile Pentium III's price will come down to $637 on 27 May before falling to $401 in June. The 900MHz part will fall to $423 next week, the 700MHz LV to $241 and the 600MHz LV to $198. ®

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