Dothan-based notebooks could be
available as early as January or February, if the processor ships by late
December. Intel will start shipping Dothan processors by year-end but said it
has yet to plan the official launch. Dell, Acer, Asustek Computer and AOpen are
among the companies ready with the notebooks featuring the next-generation
Pentium M processors. Intel would unveil its new “Sonoma” mobile platform
consisting of the Dothan CPU and a new chipset dubbed Alviso in 2004. The new
platform should be launched in the second half of 2004, and Dothan notebooks in
early 2004 will use currently available chipsets. Dothan features higher clock
speeds and will be manufactured on a 90-nanometer (nm) process instead of the
original 0.13-micron. The new chip will also support a 2MB power-managed L2
cache.

  Q4
’03
Q1 ’04 Q2 ’04 Q3 ’04
Platform Centrino Sonoma
Processor Northwood
3.2Ghz
Dothan 1.8Ghz
Dothan-LV 1.3Ghz
Dothan-ULV 1.0Ghz+

Prescott-M 3.46/3.2Ghz
3.06/2.8Ghz

Dothan 1.9Ghz+
Dothan-LV 1.3Ghz+
Dothan-ULV 1.1Ghz+

Prescott-M 3.46Ghz+

Dothan 1.9Ghz+
Dothan-LV
1.3Ghz+
Dothan-ULV 1.1Ghz+

Prescott-M 3.73Ghz+ 

Chipsets Montara-GM (855GM) :
400Mhz FSB, DDR266, AGP4x,
6 USB 2.0 Ports, ATA 100, ICH4-M

Montara-GM+ (855GME) :
533Mhz FSB, DDR333, AGP4x
, 6 USB 2.0 Ports, ATA 100,
ICH4-M

Alviso-GM
(DDR2, PCI Express 16x, ICH6-M)
Wireless LAN Intel Wireless 2100A (802.11a/b) Atheros
(802.11a/b/g)