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Intel confirms clock speed irrelevant for notebooks

Pentium M far better than Pentium 4M. It's the end of megahurts madness
Wed Mar 19 2003, 10:47
INTEL CURRENTLY SELLS a number of different microprocessors for notebook engines but its latest wheeze is the Centrino collection which uses its latest and greatest chip, the Pentium M.

And figures on Intel's own website clearly demonstrate that anyone who chooses megahertz over real performance is clearly on a hiding to nothing.

At Intel's web page, here, there is a bar on the right headed "Tools".

If you click on the "compare performance" link, there are two natty charts which clearly demonstrate you'd be a fool to buy a 2.40GHz Pentium 4M.

A Pentium M 1.60GHz processor outperforms the 2.40GHz part and the Pentium III-M which we have in our own brand new machine.

The battery life shows that the Pentium 4M processor is clearly a hog. Mr Centrino flies ahead of the 2.40GHz processor, while even the humble Pentium IIIM, the ancestor of the Banias, shows that if you want that notebook to go a little bit further, the last thing you should buy is the notebook version of the Pentium 4. µ

* INTEL IS CRITICISING US for our coverage of the Centrino architecture. Surely we must have written more words about the Pentium M and the Centrino than any other site? See links below.

See Also
New truths about the Pentium M (aka Banias) architecture
Intel pours third of a billion into notebook push
Intel prepares $60 million push on new notebook chips
Rollout of Centrino Calexico delayed?
Intel majors on Centrino burst of speed
Centrino machines on display at IDF
Intel keeps Centrino branding to itself
Intel Centrino notebooks reviewed
Centrino's German launch
On Banias, Centrino and on benefits and premiums
Pentium 4M suffers as Intel Centrino looms
Intel helps more wifi firms onto Centrino bandwagon
Intel brands Banias/WiFi/chipset combo Centrino
Intel hoist by Centrino megahurts petard
ATI gets licence to produce chipset for Intel Pentium M
ATI to intro chipset for Pentium M "Banias"
Get an Intel McDonalds and smurf the Interweb
Intel's notebook strategy causing terrible muddle all round
Prescott mobile chip to arrive in Q1 next year
Intel confirms 2.40GHz Pentium 4M introduction

And that's not all of the links, by any means....

 

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