Friday, July 31, 2009

Intel's mobile CPU generates more heat

The Intel Pentium Su2700 CPU is a single core, 1.3GHZ core speed, 800MHZ ancient FSB CPU made on 45nm. The SU2700's heat generation is 10 watts. The AMD 200U CPU is 1GHZ with 1.6GHZ HyperTransport made on 65nm SOI, its heat production is 8 watts.

Moreover, the AMD CPU uses direct connect, the memory controller is built in. The Intel one needs a separate chipset, and usually that is another 10 watts.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Intel Netbooks use toy CPUs, try something real

I am interested in getting something like a netbook, small and cheap. But all those Intel Atom CPUs are so toyish, they will invite laughs from educated people. In this age of 64 bit computing, the 32 bit Atom CPU is rather primitive. Coupled with low screen resolution, they look like those toy notebooks for kids to learn the alphabet.

Then I found this Gateway LT3114u for just $100 more. It has a 11.6 inch HD screen (1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio), 2GB ram, 250GB HDD, and a 1.2GHZ Athlon 64 CPU, that can run everything for modern computing needs. It has a ATI graphics card capable of playing Doom3. It will run Windows 7 64 bit without any problems.

That's a real computer.