Feeds

Don't buy notebooks this Summer

We reveal Intel's mobile roadmap

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Remote control for virtualized desktops

If you were planning on treating yourself to a new notebook this Summer so you could 'work from home' while sipping a cold beer in the garden, think again. Intel is set to launch some really cool mobile processors during the Summer months but will replace them with even cooler products less than three months later. The mobile Pentium II 400MHz is set for launch in June at an expected price of around $475 in 0.25 micron guise and $525 in the slinky new 0.18 variant. But by September that price will have dropped to just $310 for the 0.25 and $350 for the 0.18. The reason for this is the arrival of the 600, 500 and 450MHz Pentium III Coppermine mobiles in September, marking identical speed ratings for desktop and mobile products for the first time. Intel itself has stated that it is moving from 75 per cent desktops / 25 per cent notebooks to the opposite situation within two years, citing the increasing power of notebook hardware and the increasing mobility of its workforce as the main reasons. As expected, the high end PIII mobiles will attract a price premium, the smart money predicting price tags of over $750 for the 600MHz parts. But, more interestingly, there will be a 400MHz mobile Celeron in June at just $180, comparing very favourably with the mobile PIIs. And by September, a 433MHz mobile Celeron at around the same price, will sound the death knell for the mobile PIIs, which will never exceed 400MHz. So the message is: wait until Autumn before buying that new notebook. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Managing SSL certificates with ease
The lack of operational efficiencies and compliance pitfalls associated with poor SSL certificate management, and how the right SSL certificate management tool can help.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.