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rant: why centrino is not standard ?

Why manufacturer not produce every Intel based laptop with Pentium M + Centrino technology ?
That way we can get it cheaper than now.

Michael F
Wednesday, July 28, 2004

What technology? It's just a chipset with a few useful doodats.

Li-fan Chen
Wednesday, July 28, 2004

M's ability to save power is very useful though.

Li-fan Chen
Wednesday, July 28, 2004

I see the commercials all the time, WTF is "centrino" -- what does it actually do?

Thursday, July 29, 2004

"Centrino" is just a marketing ploy.

If you use a Pentium-M and intel's WiFi chipset in your laptop, then you can label it as "Centrino"

They put a big hype on the name so that consumers ask for "Centrino" laptops when they go shopping.

This encourages vendors to stock/build "Centrino" laptops. To do that, you must puchase both the CPU and WiFi Chipset from Intel.

It's just Like the "Pentium Inside" marketing campaign. They just added more chips to sell.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

It sounds like Michael got sucked in!  Any company can produce a WiFi chip and some probably do better than Intel in both signal and battery performance.

Get marketting idea though..

Almost Anonymous
Thursday, July 29, 2004

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