Intel's "Tillamook" microprocessor--a Pentium MMX chip for laptops running at 266 MHz--will appear in devices from Dell, Gateway, Digital, Compaq, and others this Spring. Currently, the fastest Intel laptop features a 233 MHz Pentium MMX processor. The Tillamook chips represent the end of the line for the venerable Pentium line. Later this year, Intel will announce the Pentium II processor for notebooks, which will offer the same processor used in the highest-end desktop systems today.

Most Tillamook-based notebooks will initially be sold in the high-end and feature large active matrix screens and hard drives