Intel to launch enhanced mobile Pentium III CPUs on Monday

0.13 micron Tualatin arrival imminent

Intel is expected to launch its first mobile Pentium III processors produced using a 0.13 micron process on 30 July - this coming Monday.

Based on the Tualatin core, the mobile chips will debut at 866MHz, 933MHz, 1.0GHz, 1.06GHz and 1.13GHz and ship as the Pentium III-M. Intel will price the parts at $251, $284, $401, $508 and $637, respectively.

However, a month and a half down the line, on 16 September, their prices will fall to $198, $241, $321, $401 and $508, according to a leaked copy of Intel's pricing plans.

In a similar timeframe, Intel is expected to expand the PIII-M line with a 1.2GHz part at $722. ®

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