Notebooks adopt Intel Centrino package

Another notebook PC company has released a new model that incorporates Intel Corp.'s Centrino processor for high-speed mobile computing.

MPC Computers LLC of Nampa, Idaho, today unveiled its TransPort T2100, the company's first use of Centrino technology, which Intel created by combining its Pentium M processor, 855 chip set and PRO/Wireless 2100 network connection.

IBM Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Computer Corp. are among the vendors that also have released Centrino products.

MPC's TransPort T2100 has processing speeds of up to 1.7 GHz and a hard drive of up to 60G. It includes a biometric fingerprint scanner, three Universal Serial Bus 2.0 ports, an audio playback module and a four-in-one card reader. It's priced at about $1,999.

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