The first reviews of Intel's new mobile platform are hitting the web and Anand's look at Centrino is among the best I've seen thus far. Not only does AnandTech have a review of the Centrino platform itself, they also compare three different Centrino-based notebooks.
So far, Centrino's performance looks promising; tests show a Pentium-M 1.6GHz faster than a Pentium 4 2.4GHz in Business Winstone 2002, and faster than even a 2.66GHz in Content Creation Winstone 2002. How's that for an IPC?
AnandTech's tests do suggest that the Pentium-M's performance may suffer in applications that have been heavily optimized for the Pentium 4 architecture, but there's much more to the Centrino platform than just its performance. Centrino-branded notebooks are also brimming with enough wireless networking goodness and battery life to make me a little weak in the knees.
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