Saturday, March 1st 2008

Dell Adds More 45nm Penryn Offering

Dell on Friday quietly updated its Latitude range to add Intel's 45 nanometer Penryn Core 2 Duos as an option. The 14-inch D630 and 15.4-inch D830 can both be custom-fitted with either a 2.5GHz or 2.6GHz Core 2 Duo on top of existing 65 nanometer chips. Both new optional Penryn CPUs offer 6MB of Level 2 cache, 800MHz FSB and lower power consumption which leads to improved battery life. The two pro systems otherwise appear to remain unchanged outside of prices. Either Latitude starts just below $1,400 with a 2GHz, previous-generation Core 2 Duo, 1GB of memory, an 80GB hard drive, and built-in Intel graphics. Adding the Penryn processors contributes $130 to the price for the 2.5GHz processor and $390 for the 2.6GHz edition.Source: Electronista
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5 Comments on Dell Adds More 45nm Penryn Offering

#1
ShadowFold
good to see 45nm's are becoming more mainstream
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magibeg
I want things to hurry up so we can finally get some somewhat powerful laptops :P
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thoughtdisorder
by: magibeg
I want things to hurry up so we can finally get some somewhat powerful laptops :P
+1. The day is coming, but man it seems like it's taking forever!:wtf:
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#4
KBD
I wouldn't be buying anything from Dell, they used to be a respectable company but they have really gone downhill in past few years. Customer suppport is absolutely horrendous, a friend of mine had one of their laptops and had nothing but problems with them and couldn't get any help from their tech people. And this is only one example, i've heard/read many stories like this one. Seriously, if someone here is looking for a laptop/desktop my advice is to look elsewhere, there are other OEMs/custom builders that will do a far better job.
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Atnevon
by: magibeg
I want things to hurry up so we can finally get some somewhat powerful laptops :P
That would be like supercharging a Model T. Laptops are for PORTABILITY, not power. That is what, and shall always be, a desktop chore. Laptops are great when they are used for there used. But until they can fight the heat barriers, no laptop should ever be built for "Heavy" tasking.
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