Introduced four months ago, Intel’s Core Duo processor has been a rare sight so far. Apparently, Intel has caught up with market demand as Dell announced that it will be offering the processor in six additional business and multimedia notebooks this month.
The manufacturer previously had announced dual-core notebooks in its Inspiron and Latitude series, but - according to a press release - the processor is just now extended to several models of the firm’s Inspiron and Latitude series of notebooks. While we were not able to get further details on the supply of Intel’s Core Duo CPU, several other industry sources told TG Daily that the chip was heavily "overbooked" by manufacturers in the first weeks after launch.
Dell is now offering the dual-core processor in its business-customer focused Latitude D620 and D820, which are priced from $850 and $1050, respectively. If ordered today, the models will be shipping by the end of this month, according to Dell’s website. Consumer focused dual-core models include the Inspiron E1505, E1705, 6400 as well as the desktop replacement notebook 9400. Base prices range from $800 to $1050 ; the estimated shipping dates are 12 and 13 April.