New “Dothan” Chip Fuels Gateway’s M275 Tablet PC
The long-awaited second generation of Intel’s successful “M” processor has finally been made available for computer manufacturers to incorporate into their Tablet PC’s and “highly-mobile” notebook product lines. The new version of the Centrino or Intel M chip dubbed “Dothan”, features faster clock speeds of up to 2 GHz, and 2 MB of built-in cache memory. Addditionally, this new Centrino package offers built in b/g Wi-Fi, allowing for 54 mbs connection speeds to wireless hotspots.
Gateway Computers has updated its successful M275 convertable Tablet/Notebook model with the new “Dothan” chip, promising users an even faster and powerful product. The following is a segment of the official press release from Gateway with all the details:
The Gateway M275 adds the flexibility and convenience of Tablet pen-based
computing to a thin-and-light notebook to enhance learning, productivity and
communications. By simply rotating and folding the display, the powerful
notebook becomes a Tablet PC, enabling students, educational institutions,
corporate and small business customers to use their PC in new ways — like to
conveniently handwrite notes, sketches or diagrams directly onto the display
in class or at a meeting.
The digital media-ready Gateway M275 houses two integrated media devices –
– a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive and a four-in-one memory card reader that can
access Smart Media, Secure Digital Stick, Multimedia Cards and Memory Stick
cards. These storage devices, along with the large hard drive, two USB 2.0
ports and IEEE 1394 connection, make it easy to store, transfer, edit and
share presentations, files, photos and video using the Gateway M275.
Priced at only $2,099.99, the Gateway M275XL includes the new Intel
Pentium M processor 745 (1.80GHz, 400MHz FSB, 2MB Level 2 cache, built on the
90nm process), 512MB DDR SDRAM memory and a 60GB hard disk drive.(3) The
sleek Gateway M275XL weighs only 5.7 pounds(2) and measures 12.6×10.8×1.1
inches (WxDxH) and comes standard with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Tablet PC
Barry J. Doyle