Saturday, May 12, 2007

cnet| Next-gen Centrino laptops

Next-gen Centrino laptops
Intel's Centrino mobile platform has just gone next-gen. The first laptops with Intel's brand-new Centrino Duo and Centrino Pro (code-named Santa Rosa) mobile platform were released into the wild this week, and our editors like what they're seeing so far. Confused about what Santa Rosa actually is? It's actually a combination of things: Core 2 Duo processors, a new motherboard chipset, and Draft N wireless cards. All this adds up to a nice mobile Web experience and a better battery life. Michelle Thatcher has the nitty-gritty on Santa Rosa, and Dan Ackerman rounds up the very first Santa Rosa laptops.


May 9 2007| Centrino Duo (aka Santa Rosa) explained

Faster wireless. | Many people (cough) thought Santa Rosa would include support for 3G and WiMax connections. But the only enhancements to wireless on the new Centrino Duo and Centrino Pro notebooks is support for 802.11n networking. Of course, taking advantage of the faster speeds and better range of 802.11n will require you to purchase a Draft N router--a tricky proposition, considering the official 802.11n spec has yet to be finalized.


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