(also called Centrino Mobile Technology) is a marketing
initiative from Intel
for a particular combination of CPU
, mainboard chipset
and wireless network
interface in the design of a laptop personal computer
. The combination currently consists of a Pentium M
processor, the Intel 855 chipset family, and an Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 (IEEE 802.11b
) network connection.
Intel is reportedly investing $300 million in advertising, but has been criticised for failing to provide full Linux support for the platform. Enthusiasts have also been quick to ridicule the PRO/Wireless 2100 miniPCI card's lack of IEEE 802.11g support, as many competing miniPCI solutions have 802.11g compatibility or upgradability.