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  1. #1
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    Intel PRO/Wireless WLAN

    when intel promote that the Intel PRO/Wireless WLAN is an integrated wireless solution for centrino technology cpu, do they mean that the wireless chip is built in within the cpu core or its just a required bundle card with every centrino cpu ?

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    Re: Intel PRO/Wireless WLAN

    There is no centrino CPU.


    Centrino is nothing but a marketing gimic...

    In order for a notebook to get a Centrino sticker it has:

    1) A Pentium-M CPU
    2) An Intel Pro Wireless 2200 or 2915 wireless chip in it
    3) One of a couple specific motherboard chipsets (the models for which I am too lazy to lookup, but any that the P-M works with).
    4) Meet certain battery life requirments.

    So to answer your question, no it is not part of the CPU, but a mini-PCI card.
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    Re: Intel PRO/Wireless WLAN

    To add to what Eggs has said, Centrino is a platform consisting of CPU, chipset and wireless NIC.

    Pentium M CPU
    Intel PRO wireless family (2100, 2200, 2915 series)
    855 and 915 series chipsets.

    I think it's a tiny bit more than just a marketting gimmick (not much more), but that's just my opinion.

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    Re: Intel PRO/Wireless WLAN

    thnks for the input guys.
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