Intel has finally unveiled its Intel Centrino 2 processor technology products, previously codenamed Montevina, for laptops, powered by five new Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

The company says that thanks to this new release, close to 250 "innovative" consumer and business notebook PC designs are now incoming.

The launch of the chipset was due earlier this summer, but had been delayed due to issues with the FCC certifying the new wireless standard.

Intel also introduced the world's highest-performing dual-core mobile processor, the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor running at a 3.06 GHz.

In the next 3 months, Intel has said it plans to unveil eight more processors that will include first-ever mobile quad-core products and second-generation products for ultra-thin and light notebooks.

The chipmaker says the new platform will improve upon "every facet" of a laptop's main features, including performance and battery life via new processors and chipsets and faster draft 802.11n wireless (with WiMAX arriving later this year).

The company says for consumers, Intel Centrino 2 provides the "horsepower" and battery life to enjoy a full-length, Blu-ray high-definition film on a single battery charge for the first time, plus the ability to play a variety of online games, download music or post videos faster than before.