ok kool, interesting.
Ok so we would roughly see a 20% increase in performance from a Yonh 2.1ghz to a ?? Merom.
That's nice, but I want more batterylife... I want to be able to take a 15.4" performance notebook something like a 15.4" with Merom + X1600 and last over 5 hours.
I've seen one notebook get 5 hours and 9 mins of batterylife, the Acer 1964, but this was on a german forum and i could barely understand it with translations.. lol.
And here in the qoute is says
"Earlier today Justin Rattner mentioned that Merom platforms would offer more than a 20% increase in performance relative to the current Core Duo T2600 (2.16GHz) processors with no impact on power consumption. During a separate briefing, Intel's Mooly Eden showed a benchmark pitting a Dell Core Duo system against the same system with a Merom processor (Eden literally swapped out the Core Duo CPU and stuck in a Merom processor, partly to showcase its backwards comptability). The benchmark was a custom Quake 4 timedemo, with the Core Duo system scoring 106.6 fps while the Merom system scored 134 fps: advantage Merom by just over 25%. We don't know any of the specifics of the settings on the systems, other than they were claimed to be identical. Given the results we've seen with Conroe on the desktop, this sort of a performance increase does not seem out of the ordinary."
The first line addresses power consumption...it doesn't say anything about incerase battery life, nor decrease, but states increase in performance...
Also remember what happened to Yonah's release, we all expected the Acer 8204 to hit the market in December 2005, but got pushed well back to late Jan and early Feb of 2006. I doesn't matter when they really release Merom, it all matters of when the first available notebook is up for sale and ready to be shipped.
So i can definately see Merom notebooks doing the same as Yonah... Merom will most likely be release late Q4, and by Jan/Feb of 2007 you will see some Merom Notebooks.
BUT there's a chance that Merom will be released early Q4, so that companies can quickly refresh their laptops with merom for the new year. This would hopefuly result in a spike in purchases + sales.
But who knows...