Laptop with penryn processor
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Description: Intel's newest processors offer improvements in performance and especially in battery life, but the Penryn chip's full potential won't be realized until Intel rolls out its Montevina platform in May.
But let's not take anything away from the new Intel Core 2 Duos. They come in a smaller, 45-nm package than the previous, 65-nm Merom processors. They also share more L2 cache (in the 3MB-to-6MB range) between the dual cores that are built into each processor. While performance gains are expected with the new mobile Penryn chips, the more compelling aspect is that these CPUs consume less energy, dropping into a deeper sleep state when the core is idle. This translates into better battery life, and from our initial tests, that was indeed the case.
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