The saddest part?
Intel has birthed a recession-friendly quad core mobile processor. And you can find one at the heart of a new Acer laptop. Maybe. According to the Intel's latest processor price list (PDF warning), the chip giant is offering five new mobile CPUs as of December 28: one ultra-low-cost quad core and four high-end dual cores. The …
Why link to files.shareholders.com for the price list ? It is on Intel's own website: http://www.intc.com/priceList.cfm
They used to put it somewhere under intel.com. I always used to google for "site:intel.com price list" to find it because it was just impossible to find it in their menus. But I found a couple months ago about this investor-oriented intc.com site...
great, looks good on paper..
..but what will the four cores be used for?
what apps can multi-thread?
is this laptop meant for movie directors on the go?
imo, POINTLESS. what even uses a dual core properly?
laptops need to use less power, not more processing power. they should be concentrating on the reduction in the consumption of electricity and extending battery lives.
silly 'top trumps' product development leads nowhere. "i've got better specs than you! :P'
for sure, maybe with W7 or even a W7M, or something beyond that the OS will multi-thread, but looking at M$'s record in producing good clean small OS's that work a treat, what's the chances of that happening?
must be bored..
p.s. stuff and nonsense: http://www.eupeople.net/forum
Most programs do not use the varying cores but what would be better is that if the several threads that make up each program were dedicated to different cores. Then the interference between differing programs would not occur; ie spam/virus/worm/spyware trackers could use a dedicated core, browser, email & messenger programs on another, multimedia on another, many of the OS stuff that isn't required for program interaction could be on the other.
This way streaming data wouldn't be interfered with, programs would run the way they are supposed to run, in an unbroken form & the utility programs that protect & operate the system would run efficiently.
This doesn't happen now & breaking programs into slices of cpu makes for a disintegrating OS. Stuff gets lost along the way. Just run a defrag & there's things not working properly afterwards. Slicing can be done but every now & then the slicing backs up too overflow & then things happen that you don't want to happen. Increase the cores, assign specific progs to set cores & these overflow problems should stop.