Intel's new quad-core laptop CPUs are set to premiere next month. Official branding? Core 2 Extreme. It's nice to see major CPU manufacturers follow the same paradigm that Kool-Aid, Fruit Roll-Ups and Apple Jacks discarded as "spent" in the early 90's. Dude's up, Intel!
The first chip to sneak past the curtain of secrecy is the 2.54GHz Core 2 Extreme QX9300. It will cost you almost as much as a top-of-the-line current laptop goes for: a sputum-spattering $1,390.
Still, our favorite Gadget Lab gadget lad (and sometimes drinking buddy) Charlie Sorrel has it right: this is probably the chip that Apple will use to launch its new MacBook Pros. To the X-TREEEEEEEEEEEEEME!