Intel Calpella-Based Notebook Expected To Launch In Q3 2009

Posted May 14, 2009

According to the DigiTimes, Intel has outlined their plans for notebooks and netbook products for the second half of 2009.  The company still plans to launch the Calpella notebook platform in the third quarter of 2009.  The models will be 14″, 15.6″, 17.1″, and 18.4″ with retail prices above $1,200.  The Montevina platform cost will go down in the second half of 2009 as well.

Computer manufacturing companies Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Pegatron Technology, Micro-Star International, Wistron, Mitac Technology, Clevo, and Elitegroup Computer Systems are already ramping up to start mass-production of Calpella notebooks for the third quarter.  Due to weak demand, Intel is considering cancelling the Atom N280 and GN40 chipset in September.

Below are the platforms, panel sizes, and price expected:
14-18.4″ panel / Calpella traditional notebooks / $1,200+
12-13″ panel / CULV ultra-thin notebook / $699 – $1,100
10″ panel / Atom N270 with 945GSE chipset netbook or Pineview CPU with Tiger Point chipset netbook / $399-$599
8″ panel / Atom N270 with 945GSE chipset white-box netbook / $256 (1750RMB)