Intel’s Centrino Pro/Centrino Duo Platform (Santa Rosa)

Intel’s “Centrino Pro” or “Centrino Duo” (aka Santa Rosa) is the fourth-generation Centrino-based platform (released: May 9, 2007)

Highlights:
– Second generation of Intel Core 2 Duo mobile CPUs (Socket P)
– 800MT/s Front Side Bus
– Intel Mobile 965 (GM/PM965) Express Chipset (“Crestline”) with ICH8M Southbridge
– Intel Active Management Technology (iAMT) version 2.5
– Intel GMA X3000 Graphics chipset (X3100)
– Can use flash-based memory caching (Intel’s Turbo Memory – Wikipedia)
– EFI replaces BIOS
– Windows Vista Aero interface supported.
– Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 4965AGN/4965AG

CPUs – Core 2 Duo Low Voltage (LV) – L :
– L7200 – 1.33GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667MHz Front Side Bus
– L7300 – 1.4GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
– L7400 – 1.5GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB
– L7500 – 1.6GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
– L7700 – 1.8GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB (September 2007)

CPUs – Core 2 Duo T :
– T5250 – 1.5GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB (Merom-2M – Q2 2007)
– T5450 – 1.667GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB (Merom-2M – Q2 2007)
– T5500P – 1.667GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz Front Side Bus (“Merom-2M” – May 2007)
– T7100 – 1.8GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
– T7250 – 2.0GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB (“Merom-2M” – September 2007)
– T7300 – 2.0GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
– T7500 – 2.2GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
– T7700 – 2.4GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
– T7800 – 2.6GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB (September 2007)

CPUs – Core 2 Solo Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) – U :
– U2100 – 1.066GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB (“Merom-2M” – September 2007)
– U2200 – 1.2GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB (“Merom-2M” – September 2007)

CPUs – Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) – U:
– U7500 – 1.06GHz, 2MB L2, 533MHz FSB
– U7600 – 1.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB

CPUs – Core 2 Extreme – Merom XE – X :
– X7800 – 2.6GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB (July 2007)
– X7900 – 2.8GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB (September 2007)

CPUs – Celeron Merom-L:
– Celeron M 540 – 1.866GHz, 1MBL L2, 533MHz FSB (July 2007)

Centrino Pro: Enhanced security technologies used
Centrino Duo: Enhanced security technologies not used.

Next upgrade: Sometime in 2008 with 45nm CPUs.

More information:
Wikipedia.org
Intel.com Press Release
PC Magazine Article: Will ‘Santa Rosa’ Make a Big Splash in the Mobile Market? ”
TG Daily Article (May 2007)
Anandtech Review of Santa Rosa (May 2007)

Example Laptops Based on the Santa Rosa Platform:
HP Compaq 2210b/CT – 12.1″ WS Tablet, Intel Core 2 Duo / Santa Rosa (Aug 207)
ASUS R1E – 13.3″ WS Tablet, Intel Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa (Late 2007)
ASUS W7S – 13.3″ WS, Intel Core 2 Duo, Santa Rosa (200)
Toshiba Portege M600 – 13.3″ WS, Intel Core 2 Duo / Santa Rosa (Mid 2007)
MSI-1221 – 12.1-inch, T7300/T7700, July 2007
Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO Mobile U9200 – 12.1-inch (July 2007), Uses T7250 CPU, among others.
Fujitsu T2010 – 12.1-inch Tablet PC/Convertible, (June 2007)
Fujitsu LifeBook FMV-T8240 – 12.1-inch non-widescreen, (June 2007)
Acer TravelMate 6292 – 12.1-inch display, May 2007, T7100 – T7700
Fujitsu LifeBook FMV-T8140 – June 2007 – U7500, 12.1-inch touchscreen widescreen
Toshiba Portege R500 – U7600, LED Backlit display, 12.1-inch Display
Dell XPS M1330 – 13.3-inch widescreen display, LED Backlight, Solid State Drive (June 2007)
Lenovo 3000 V200 series
Dell Latitude XT – Dell’s Tablet PC – Few Details at this time
Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet Low Voltage Convertible, L7300 or L7500 CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad X61 and X61s – Low Voltage, L7300 or L7500 CPUs
LG R200 (May 2007) – 12.1-inch Widescreen
Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 – 12.1-inch Tablet PC
HP Compaq 2510p – 12.1-inch Ultra Low Voltage
HP Compaq 2710p – 12.1-inch Tablet PC, Ultra Low Voltage
TwoTop Lesance MS212IW-C2D-Gt – 12.1, Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Panasonic Toughbook 74 – 12.1″ Tablet, (Early 2006/2007), Semi-Rugged