Intel has formally launched Centrino 2 - actually the fifth incarnation of its laptop platform technology - and the world's notebook makers will be rolling out 'Montevina'-based machines throughout the week. They'll all contain essentially the same technology, give or take processor speeds, memory complements, drive capacities, …
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why use a top-of-the-line graphics chip for rendering Windows XP's UI, for instance?
Short answer... short question!
Not bloody likely!
"why use a top-of-the-line graphics chip for rendering Windows XP's UI, for instance?"
And how many of these laptops will allow Windows XP? I'm already sick of hearing "we don't support XP in this laptop, and don't expect any XP support in the future"?
I've had this response from all major vendors (except HP)
XP support is over mate!!
Don't expect OEM to claim XP support in any of their new kit. When I bought my Compaq Presario last november, I discovered afterward that there are no XP drivers for any of the hardware in it. As of January 2009, no new systems will come with XP anyway.