Intel Core i3-2330M sighted in Lenovo G770 notebook
In January of this year, at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Lenovo announced several G-series notebooks with AMD and Intel processors, including a few notebooks with the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs. One of these laptops, that hasn't been launched yet, is a G770 with 17.3" widescreen display, and up to Radeon HD 6650M graphics, 8 GB of RAM, and 750 GB HDD. There are a few things that make this notebook interesting for us. First, G770 datasheet (PDF file) references not-yet-released Core i3-2330M mobile microprocessor. Second, G770 specifications page states that the notebook will be available in May 2011, which means that the i3-2330M could be launched within a month. And the last, the G770 notebook will also come with Pentium B940 and B950 processors, that we wrote about earlier last week. Notebook's May release date confirms our suspicions that the Pentium mobile parts could be launched in May too.
G770 datasheet is light on details, and only provides 2.2 GHz core frequency, and 3 MB L3 cache size for the Intel i3-2330M. Fortunately, specifications for a few different Acer notebooks with Core i3-2330M CPU recently popped up in online stores in Eastern Europe. The notebooks are Aspire 3750G, 3830TG, 4830TG and 5830TG. The specs for Aspire notebooks confirm 35 Watt Thermal Design power, and support for DDR3-1333 memory. Other features of the 2330M SKU are expected to be the same as on the i3-2310M, i.e. two cores with Hyper-Threading, SSE4 and Advanced Vector Extensions, and Virtualization.
Jun 16: Intel mobile CPUs to launch in June 2011
Apr 19: Intel mobile Pentium B940 and B950 CPUs coming soon