Set for release in 2008, the quad-core mobile processor is aimed at high-level gaming and mobie computers, where users will trade battery life for more performance.
Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of Intel's mobile platform group was quoted as saying, "You'll see it at the high-end, but I don't see it running so fast into the mainstream because I don't believe there will be enough threaded applications that will justify the trade-offs"
If you have been keeping abreast of server hardware, you would know that current desktop and server quad-core chips actually strap together two dual-core dies inside a single-chip package. Well, this will not be the case for the quad-core mobile chips.
So will you consider getting a quad-core laptop when it hits the market in 2008? Join the discussion.
Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.