Intel shows off Centrino 2 in Asus laptop, but you can't have it yet

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intel asus centrino 2 notebooke 270x202Centrino 2 has finally seen the public, as Intel is previewing its next-gen wireless chipset this week at Computex. The chipset, known alternately as Montevina, features optional WiMAX connectivity as well as Wi-Fi and other wireless standards.

Intel is previewing the chipset in an Asus laptop and showing the WiMAX networking as it applies to gamers. Intel’s hoping to ship the chipsets at the end of summer.

WiMAX is the future of connectivity, and Intel know it. With service already available from companies like Clearwire, and others like Sprint promising nation-wide networks this year, Centrino 2 is going to be a hot seller for Intel.

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