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Old 05-10-04, 11:03 PM
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Are there any great laptop advances/price drops coming soon?

I'm in the market for a nice laptop, and am wholly out of the loop on technological advances in the portable realm. Are there any new advances coming out in the next month or so that would give cause to wait or for price drops? Thanks.
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Old 05-11-04, 01:50 AM
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Actually, this week.

Intel just released the "Dothan" processor, which is the new version of their Pentium M processors. (Centrino) It has 2 MB of cache and faster clock speeds. They are also among the first processors to use Intel's new naming scheme. The two I've seen available on Dell's page are teh 745 and 755.

AMD is gearing up their mobile Athlon64 processors. They have low voltages but still consume more power than Intel's Pentium M processors.

For video cards, the best two on the market are the ATI 9600 and 9700, both available with 128 MB of VRAM. I am not sure when the next video cards will come out, but the 9700 just came out a few months ago.

Check out www.talknotebooks.com
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