Surprising no one, Intel announced on Thursday that it would be rounding out its Core i3/5/7 mobile and desktop processor lines on January 7 at the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Not that there's anything wrong with being unsurprising - after bumps such as the recent Larrabee GPU/CPU shutdown, a little …
I feel this makes it all worth buying a PC again.
I can't wait to see what Nvidia will offer to compete.
So... errr.. the selling point of the i5 is ... CPU throttling?
Glass half empty?
Or is it power saving when the app cant take advantage of multicoring?
Depends on how much you pay your marketing men of course!
Hold back on the laptop then?
I was going to buy a new laptop this week, although after being unable to pick between a Sony SR and uMBP13 I decided to wait until January to see if the Macbook got a refresh. Now I'm extra glad I'm waiting - it sounds like almost all brands will be seeing great refreshes.
Decent onboard Intel graphics?
I'll believe it when I see it.
It would be REALLY nice for them to have an integrated graphics processor that didn't totally suck, so all the bog standard laptops with an Intel CPU and their GPU were a real choice for someone who wanted to play some older games, I'm not talking Crysis on max settings, but WoW on medium settings at least. Current Intel graphics are just unspeakably bad