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    Headlines - Quad-core Intel laptop now available...down under

    An Australian retailer is taking pre-orders for a laptop featuring Intel's unreleased quad-core mobile processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX9300.
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    Re: Headlines - Quad-core Intel laptop now available...down under

    I think I'd be right in saying that the only mobile quads we'll have for sometime will be extreme variants and thus have a rediculous price tag. Mainstream mobile quads are set for next year as far as I remember.

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    Re: Headlines - Quad-core Intel laptop now available...down under

    Are these desktop CPUs stuck in a laptop? Like in the olden days when desktop Pentium 4's were foolishly put in laptops burning all those who dared use them on their laps?

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    Lightbulb Re: Headlines - Quad-core Intel laptop now available...down under

    Quote Originally Posted by joshwa View Post

    Are these desktop CPUs stuck in a laptop?
    I think they must be, 'coz there's a certain laptop builder in the UK who have been selling - or at least advertising the sale of, quad core CPU's in their top-spec laptop for at least 6 months - that I know of

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    Unlike traditional notebooks which use lower power mobile processors, the Comanche SLI utilises the latest Intel® Core® 2 Quad 45nm desktop processors.
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    Re: Headlines - Quad-core Intel laptop now available...down under

    These are the first actual mobile quad cores, allegedly socket P.

    Lots of people have been making laptops based on desktop chipsets that can use Core 2 desktop processors, including quad cores, for a long time, but this is brand new.

    The thing I find interesting about this one and the Q9100 that is supposed to follow it is that their TDP rating is only 35-45 watts. That's a heck of an improvement if it directly compares to their desktop counterparts. You can put together your own quad core laptop with one of those Asus DIY notebooks for a lot cheaper, but it only supports the Q6000 series, and I always figured that would eat your battery alive, but it seems they got over that.

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    Re: Headlines - Quad-core Intel laptop now available...down under

    Yep these mobile quads have been on the roadmap for some time. But as you can see it's an expensive upgrade for what right now is a niche market.

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    Re: Headlines - Quad-core Intel laptop now available...down under

    Quote Originally Posted by joshwa View Post
    Are these desktop CPUs stuck in a laptop? Like in the olden days when desktop Pentium 4's were foolishly put in laptops burning all those who dared use them on their laps?
    No. Any quad-core laptop available to buy right now is a desktop quad core chip crammed into a laptop, such as that ridiculous Sager (desktop quad-core, SLI 8800GTX, 3x HDDs in RAID5, dual optical drives, etc.). This new one that is open for pre-orders however will use the soon-to-be-released mobile quad cores.

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