Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 16th Jul 2008 22:22 UTC
Intel After a few delays and tons of rumors, Intel's fifth generation notebook platform has arrived. Centrino 2, previously known as Montevina, comes with with it a line of new Core 2 Duo processors, upgraded graphics and Wi-Fi, and DDR3 RAM. One of the first notebooks to be released with Centrino 2 is Lenovo's newest ThinkPad, the X200. This is the update to the X61 which not only had all the new Centrino gear, but moves to a widescreen display.
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RE: Hmm
by rain on Thu 17th Jul 2008 09:56 UTC in reply to "Hmm"
rain
Member since:
2005-07-09

when 500Mhz was considered 'really fast' and 'more than enough for most people'.


I would actually still agree that it's more than enough for most people.

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RE[2]: Hmm
by zlynx on Thu 17th Jul 2008 14:53 in reply to "RE: Hmm"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

I also agree. My laptop spends most of its time with the CPU down at 800 MHz. What makes applications feel slow is hard disk speed in my experience.

Look at the Eee PC. With its 4 GB of fairly fast flash, it feels like a pretty fast machine even though it isn't.

A speedy display is also important. Whatever visual effects are enabled, they need to be smooth and snappy.

Now, if only developers would avoid doing things like rendering help files through XSL processors on demand instead of ahead of time, things would work well.

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RE[3]: Hmm
by zombie process on Thu 17th Jul 2008 16:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmm"
zombie process Member since:
2005-07-08

Yeah, email and surfing don't require much juice. Compiling, rendering and multimedia eat processor, though. Basically, dual cores are a total waste for, um, reading osnews.com, but kick ass when you're trying to crush a dvd into an avi and compile open office while surfing youtube.

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