The highly anticipated Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology is finally retail ready. Despite having two execution cores on one die, Intel claims the battery life is on par, if not better than previous generations of Centrino platforms. Sounds unbelievable isn't it?
Similar to the two earlier Centrino generations, the new 'Napa' platform is assembled to ensure Intel remains planted in pole position where notebook technology is concerned. And just as with each generation of Centrino platform, the three core components, namely the processor, chipset and WiFi controller, are all supplied by Intel and no other. Intel argues that this unyielding control of components is necessary as the combination of hardware has been designed and rigorously tested in accordance to the four basic vectors of mobility as laid out by Intel for Centrino when it was first launched. That is to say the Centrino Duo mobile technology represents the best in mobile performance, WiFi capability, battery life, and notebook designs and form factors. There are of course other advantages in going with an all Intel solution.