DigiTimes is reporting that Intel is set to begin closing the gap between its desktop and mobile Pentium 4 processors. The gap, which now sits between 38 and 114% depending on processor speed, is set to fall to between 10 and 15%.
Intel is currently faced with notebook and desknote manufacturers looking to meet low price points for price-sensitive consumers by swapping out more expensive mobile processors for those designed for desktops. If Intel is able to price mobile processors to within 15% of desktop equivalents, that could persuade manufacturers to switch back to mobile processors, and value notebooks could see lower heat output and better battery life as a result.
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