Intel is set to launch several Sandy Bridge-based low-power processors under its Huron River platform, Core i7-2640LM, 2620LM, 2630UM and 2610LM, as well as Core i5-2530UM, in addition to its Core i7-2920XM, 2820QM, 2720QM and 2620M, and Core i5-2540M and 2520M, according to sources from notebook players.
Intel also plans to launch a Celeron processor coded B801 for the entry-level notebook market.
Huron River consists of a 32nm Sandy Bridge processor and QS67/QM67 chipset, and is equipped with either a combination of Centrino Ultimate-N/Advanced-N 6000 series wireless or Centrino Advanced-N/WiMAX 6000 series wireless. The platform will also support Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology.
As vendors are expected to launch Huron River-based notebooks, while cutting the price of their Calpella-based models in the first quarter of 2011, consumer demand in the quarter is expected to become strong, the sources noted.