PC Maker Takes Preorders for Unreleased Intel Quad-Core Laptop Chip


Back in April, Australian PC maker Pioneer Computers leaked details on the processors Intel will use in its Centrino 2 mobile platform, and now the Aussies are back at it again . This time, Pioneer Computers is taking preorders for laptops built using unreleased quad-core mobile processors from Intel, claiming the CPUs will be available within one to two weeks.

The upgrade doesn't come cheap, with Pioneer Computers charging $1,390USD to boost its DreamBook Style 9008 laptop from a Core 2 Duo P8400 to a Core 2 Extreme QX9300. The upgrade alone more than doubles the cost of the laptop in its default configuration - ouch!

Intel hasn't yet listed the QX9300 on its most recent price list, but the high end part will pack four cores clocked at 2.53GHz each, along with a beefy 12MB of on-chip cache, according to Pioneer.

Intel declined to comment, as it does with all "unannounced products," but that doesn't mean you can't. Would you be willing to double up the cost of your notebook for twice as many cores and more cache?

Image Credit: Pioneer Computers

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