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Centrino is the new diet pill for that bulky device you've been schlepping through airports. Are you ready to lose some weight?

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This story appears in the May 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

They're finally here-a new generation of notebooks based on Intel's long-awaited Centrino chip package. The first beneficiaries of Centrino technology are cooler- and longer-running portables in slimmer, lighter profiles.

Intel's low-power Pentium M processor, formerly called Banias, is the central feature of a mobile chip trio that also includes a new 855PM chipset and optional 802.11b wireless silicon. It's a novel idea to marry a power-conserving processor with power-hungry networking technology.

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