Intel CPU Lineup Adjustments in May
Intel is planning to update its notebook CPU lineup this spring, introducing new models and discontinuing old ones. Among the Core 2 Duo CPUs used in the previous Centrino “Santa Rosa” platform, the T8100, T8300, T9300, T9500, and Extreme X9000 will reach their end-of-life in May. Several other CPUs, including the Core 2 Duo T7250 and T7100 and the Ultra Low Voltage U7500 and U7600 are reaching their end-of-life this month.
New CPUs on the horizon include the Core 2 Duo T9900, P9700, and P8800. Current models including the T9600 and P8700 will see price reductions of 68% and 15% respectively.