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Intel eyes big biz with Centrino Pro

Centrino + vPro = 'Santa Rosa' with all the options

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Intel has formally launched the Centrino Pro brand, designed to promote business-oriented notebooks incorporating the chip giant's corporate-friendly vPro platform technologies.

Centrino Pro combines Intel's upcoming 'Santa Rosa' incarnation of the Centrino laptop platform - due to debut in May by all accounts - and vPro components like remote administration, virtualisation and Trusted Execution Technology, giving it all the wireless spin we've come to associate with Centrino.

In particular, with 802.11n, the as-yet-non-standard next-generation Wi-Fi specification, a key element of Santa Rosa, though one Intel is already making available to laptop manufacturers.

Intel's Centrino Pro logo
Intel's Centrino Pro logo

Intel's intention to launch Centrino Pro was first signalled back in October 2006.

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