Intel makes huge desktop-notebook U-turn

By lokem · 8 replies
Apr 6, 2002
  1. Seems like Intel is shooting itself in the foot.

  2. XYZ359

    XYZ359 TS Rookie Posts: 113


    I wonder why?

  3. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 672

    Perhaps their creme de la creme CPUs are using too much of Intel's "creme" :D
  4. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 289

    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.
  5. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 672

    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.
  6. XYZ359

    XYZ359 TS Rookie Posts: 113

    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.
  7. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

    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.

  8. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 672

    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.
  9. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 672

    And Intel responds:

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