1Dell, Asus, Toshiba Embrace Intels Quad-core Core i7 Mobile Chips
by Jeffrey Burt
2Chip and Chip Set
Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of Intel’s PC Client Group, holds up Intel’s new Core i7 processor and “Ibex Peak” chip set during a press briefing at IDF.
3On the Go
The mobile Core i7 chips include two-channel DDR3 1333MHz memory support and full 1 x16 or 2 x8 PCI Express 2.0 graphics.
4From the Front
The front view of a mobile Core i7. The Turbo Boost feature can increase processor speed by 75 percent to match workload demands.
5From the Back
The back view of a mobile Core i7 chip, which with its various features offers the processing power needed for such multimedia operations as game playing and creating digital video.
6Toshiba Qosmio x505
When released Oct. 22, the Toshiba system will offer an 18.4-inch display, Nvidia GeForce graphics and the Windows 7 Ultimate operating system, and will cost about $1,500.
The 16-inch laptop, made for multimedia tasks, includes support for up to 4GB of 1333MHz memory and offers Nvidia’s GeForce graphics and 1GB of VRAM (video RAM).
8Dell Alienware M15x
Dell not only rolled out the M15x compact gaming laptop, but also the Alienware Aurora and Aurora ALX desktops, with Core i7 Extreme Edition chips, and the Alienware Area-51 and Area-51 ALX, with overclocked Core i7 processors.