January 13, 2006
Latops with Intel Core...
Laptops with Intel Core Duo processors are debuting this month. Core Solo is coming soon. If you are thinking of buying a laptop soon it might be a good idea to wait for another 2-3 months until all vendors move to the new Core Duo.
Here are some examples of what the new products are like:
Posted by boyan at January 13, 2006 09:20 AM
* Apple's MacBook Pro
* Sony's SZ Series
* IBM (Lenovo) T60 and X60
* ... and many more
Wasn't that the processor that performet alful in most of the tests it was put to?
Compared against Intel's own line of laptop processors it fits above the Pentium M 7xx in terms of performance, but does not do mirracles in terms of power consumption as the Pentium M ULV 7x3 processors.
Pentium M Spec sheet: http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/quickreffam.htm
Core Duo Spec sheet: http://www.intel.com/products/processor/coreduo/specs.htm
If you want the smallest/lightest laptop go for the Pentium M 753 1.2GHz. If you want the best performance @15W go for the Core Duo L2400 1.66GHz. Best performance @31W - Core Duo T2600 2.16GHz.
The following review compares the Core Duo - a laptop processor by design to the desktop AMDs Athlon 64 X2 and Intel's Pentium M 760.
It's true it is overhyped a bit. But in my mind it is worth waiting a couple of months for the Core Duo based laptops.