Intel's Centrino platform reviewed


— 2:57 AM on March 13, 2003

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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