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Intel's Centrino Debuts Today

Discussion in 'News' started by Easy Rhino, May 9, 2007.

  1. Easy Rhino

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    Codenamed 'Santa Rosa', the Centrino comes in two flavors. The Duo boasts twice the power of its M CPUs, improved battery life, the latest Wireless N technology, faster boot time with 'Turbo Memory' and improved integrated graphics processing. The 'Pro' boasts greater security and new advances in remote maintenance for business systems as well improved battery life and increased processing power. For a full rundown on the new platform with graphs and such visit Intel's site.
     
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    OMG they are stealing the AMD codename! Time for a Lawsuit! :D
     
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    haha i know! nothing on the intel website mentions santa rosa but a whole bunch of news articles on the centrino cite the codename as santa rosa!
     
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    OMG They Killed AMDYYYY
     
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    lol
     
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    Well I just ordered my Zepto 14 incher with Geforce 8600GT based, hybrid hard drive with 2.2GHz Santa Rosa based C2D :D Look for an indepth article on TPU in the future.

    cheers
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    awesome
     
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    NICE!!!
     
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    How much?

    I wonder how long this will take to sift in to mainstream channels and come down from intro-pricing.
     
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    not much at all!

    1600€ incl. Tax and shipping
    This also included "useless upgrades" like:

    - Slot loading drive 35€
    - EU Pickup return warranty (instead of sending to germany) - 20€
    - Second 12 Cell battery - 129€
    - Pouch - 9€
    - Shipping 40€

    so if you do not take the extras and are content with 2.5 hours battery life it will only cost you around 1350-1400€s all inclusive.

    cheers
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    What a shame there isn't a socket 479 compatible version for quick upgrading of older machines. Even without clock gains, I'd be happy with the low power and 2 cores. Would make a big difference.
     

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