Centrino is dead -- it's official. But don't worry. Intel has launched Centrino 2 -- codenamed 'Montevina' -- to stave off competition from AMD, and to cement its place as the world's number one choice for laptops.
But before we go any further, we can't help but wonder -- what's with the name? Until now, all the updates to the original Centrino brand weren't deemed worthy of a new public-facing name. Instead, they were given internal codenames: 'Carmel' (2003), 'Sonoma' (2005), 'Napa' (2006) and 'Santa Rosa', all of which were different, but still sold to the public as merely Centrino.
So is Centrino 2 truly different? What's it packing? What'll it do for you? Voyage with us, geeks, as we break down the tech behind 2008's hottest laptops. -Rory Reid