Intel Developer Forum 2011 roundup: Batteries, many-core processing and Ultrabooks

LazyLion

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Uh, yeah... I've been waiting for that "better battery life" for about 15 years now.

It's always just around the corner.
 

Jan

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Uh, yeah... I've been waiting for that "better battery life" for about 15 years now.

It's always just around the corner.
It seems as though just as they figure out how to be more energy efficient, they also think of more stuff they can add on. Centrinos got built-in wireless, screens went up from 1024x768 default res to 1280x800 / 1366x768 (and hopefully now 1440x900)...
 

RVD

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Uh, yeah... I've been waiting for that "better battery life" for about 15 years now.

It's always just around the corner.
Agreed! With each notebook refresh, Intel claims have been made about improved battery life. While performance may have improved, the current generation Sandy Bridge architecture has not been able to significantly improve on the Core 2 Duo architecture (SU series) i.t.o. battery life! Not sure that Ivy Bridge will do any better - perhaps will have to wait until Haswell.
 
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