Conroe's mobile sibling tested


— 12:22 PM on July 27, 2006

Ronald already nabbed this for the 'bread, but it deserves a little more exposure. PC Perspective has published a review of Merom, Conroe's mobile sibling. Conveniently, Merom seems to be a drop-in upgrade for some existing laptops, and PC Perspective had no trouble running its sample 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo T7400 in an i945PM-powered Asus Z96 notebook. That said, the BIOS wasn't entirely up to date, and battery life suffered as a result.

Performance, on the other hand, seems to be right where it should be; the Core 2 Duo is consistently faster clock-for-clock than an equivalent Core Duo. However, as PC Perspective notes, the overall performance jump from the Core Duo to the Core 2 Duo is more of a step compared to the leap from the Pentium D to the Core 2 Duo on the desktop.

   
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