Seems like Intel is shooting itself in the foot.
I wonder why?
Perhaps their creme de la creme CPUs are using too much of Intel's "creme"
I think maybe they're getting smarter, They see it's going to happen anyway, rather then fight it, TAKE CREDIT FOR IT!
They tried fight industry and consumer demand with RDRAM and it cost them market share.
GO WITH THE FLOW!
While that may be true, wouldn't that ruin their reputation by doing so since desktop P4s are rather power hungry thus sucking the laptop batts dry faster? It's even hotter I suppose w/o SpeedStep.
Lokem is right.
Laptops = Portability, Meant to be carried around
Desktops = Power, Meant to sit there
Those are two totally different things.
You don't want Intel to make power hungry laptops. That basically defies the whole purpose of it.
I remember discussing the Athlon MP (Athlon4) in the old Jawbreaker forum, as AMD correctly surmised that the P4 would be a flop in laptops. To the buying public, 4 is better than 3; but those w/ laptop experience know that battery life is key.
Isn't the SpeedStep technology equivalent to that of AMD's PowerNow? If Intel continues to push P4 Mobile, I'm sure users will eventually notice the difference in their battery life compared to that of a desktop P4. After all, a laptop isn't cheap and it's a big investment even for corporations... Unless they loan the units.
And Intel responds: