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7/7/06 at 2:53pm
Originally Posted by FTLOSM
When do you guys/gals think we will see major notebook companies releasing notebooks with core 2 duo in them?
Anyone sites that have a core 2 duo preorder option at this time?
I wonder how much the same model laptop with a core duo vs a core 2 duo will be price wise between the two (if both are available on that same system) or do you think everything inside is also being reworked (new MB etc).
Reason I ask is I have been waiting to order a new laptop for a few weeks now, keep thinking just hold out a bit and core 2 duo's will be out, not waiting on Vista or anything, and am not a gamer but I do alot of video editing and music editing plus photoshop and such so I figured the c2d would really help in those respects...
Now just to find out when they will start appearing in notebooks like Dell, Fujitsu, Asus, Alienware etc....
Originally Posted by FTLOSM
You think Dell and Alienware sites will start showing Core 2 Duo processors in their laptops as options within a few days?
I figured it would be a month or so at the earliest, been looking at the Alienware Sentias and the Dell xps lines yet haven't jumped in just yet (was waiting on merom c2d).
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Actually, there have already been some benchmarks comparing the notebook
version of Core 2 Duo (Merom; the desktop version was Conroe) with
current chips, and there is very little difference between the notebook
Core 2 Duo and the current laptop versions of Core Duo. Only about 3%
performance difference, and virtually no difference in power
consumption. I don't have the link, but it was in this newsgroup about
3 weeks ago.
Originally Posted by pinesol
I happened to come across this statement by google search. Would you care to comment on it?
|Core Duo (Yonah) \tPrice (Per 1,000 Units) \t
T2300, 1.66GHz \t$241 \t
T2400, 1.83GHz \t$241 \t
T2500, 2.0GHz \t$294 \t
T2600, 2.16GHz \t$423 \t
T2700, 2.33GHz \t$637
Core2 Duo (Merom) \tPrice (Per 1,000 Units)
T5500 1.66GHz, 2MB L2 \t$209
T5600 1.83GHz, 2MB L2 \t$241.
T7200, 2.0GHz, 4MB L2 \t$294
T7400, 2.13GHz, 4MB L2 \t$423
T7600, 2.33GHz, 4MB L2 \t$637
|The ASUS Z96J
Component \t Model
Processor \t Intel Core Duo T2600 or Core2 Duo T7600
Chipset \t Intel Mobile 945 Chipset
Memory \t 1GB DDR2/667
Hard Drive 80GB Hitachi 7200RPM SATA
Display \t 15.4-inch, 1650x1080 wide screen
Graphics \t ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Weight \t 6lbs, 12oz