Intel Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processors Introduced

Core 2 Extreme MobileIntel announced the Core 2 Extreme mobile dual-core processor, which the company is billing as the world’s highest-performing mobile processor. Intel also introduced new desktop processors and said it expects to announce battery-friendly quad-core processors for notebook computers next year.

“Laptops are the fastest-growing computing market segment, and there is increasing demand from those who crave the ultimate in video, gaming and design computing performance yet want the freedom and flexibility that a laptop brings,” said Mooly Eden, Intel vice president and general manager, Mobile Platforms Group. “Due to our innovative technology and design capabilities, we can offer world-class, power-smart performance for the most demanding mobile users, and are proud to offer it under our Intel Core 2 Extreme brand — a name that has become synonymous with ultimate performance.”

The Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800 mobile dual-core processor runs at 2.6 GHz with 4MB of L2 cache. The new processor is now available to OEMs for $851, with X7800 powered notebooks hitting the streets by the end of July.