The Best Mobile Chips Of 2010 (So Far)

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Whitebook Platform

Intel’s new Spring Peak hardware platform for custom notebooks consists of a 13.3-inch ultra-thin notebook platform, a 15.6-inch standard-equipped notebook platform and an exclusive docking station that can handle both products. The two new notebooks are based on Intel's latest Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 mobile processors, and both are targeted at small- to mid-sized business customers.

With Spring Peak, Intel partners can source and assemble product in a variety of ways that make the most economic sense to them. Partners can still source bare-bones building blocks for the 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch notebooks through standard distribution channels and then put everything together themselves. But they’re also able to get partially assembled parts or even resell and possibly co-brand fully assembled whitebooks from large Intel channel partners like Equus Computer Systems and Seneca Data.

Launch date: Feb. 4, 2010

Price: Varies

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