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German site tests Intel Centrino notebook

Megahurts Madness at an end?
Sun Jan 19 2003, 14:11
THOSE FINE FOLK at CHIP Online have got hold of a vendors' prototype Centrino-Banias notebook and have put it through the mill.

This one is a 1.6GHz notebook but we'll see far higher frequencies than that by the end of the year, we'll be bound.

Passing it through the Babelfish language mangler, the site claims it gives pretty good results compared against Athlon and Pentium 4 results. .

The site said that it doesn't burn a hole in your lap either, and is a very silent runner.

It says that the Banias - later to be Dothan CPU - comes with more MHz than the P4. A bit of a problem for Intel, as we've noted before, because how can it play the megahurts madness game when a super little 1.6GHz chip outperforms its flagship desktop CPU, albeit in a notebook?

CHIP rightly points out that the results can only be preliminary, but compares it against a Targa and a Xeron notebook, and it seems to be doing not too badly at all.

As you can read for yourself, right herein. µ

See Also
Everything you'll need to know about Banias and Dothan CPUs
Intel's Otellini confirms a stack of things in conference call
Intel brands Banias-Wi Fi chipset combo "Centrino" It means doily, in Italian


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