New Pentium Processor's Juicy Details
Intel is about to release a new version of their Centrino processors codenamed Napa. If their claims are true, things will look much brighter for laptop users everywhere, yes even for Apple’s Powerbooks:
the chipset, based around the new dual-core Yonah processor, will supposedly boost performance by 68 percent over the Sonoma, reduce power consumption an average of 28 percent, improve your wireless bandwidth, and allow laptops to be 30 percent smaller than those clunkers weâ??re currently lugging around.
If manufacturers make laptops that are 30% smaller than this one or the other ultra-portable laptops we might as well throw our cellphones away and start using Skype. Well ok, maybe not so soon, but still, I wonder how small manufacturers will really make laptops before the market decides that they are too small.
Personally, I think that any smaller than the current ultra-portable ones is already too small, but if we can pump more power into their already overloaded case I for one welcome them as our new overlords.