I've had friends of mine that have bought Wintel laptops and they have those ugly stickers on them - what is the purpose anyway? So that you dont forget the specs and the 1 year warranty?
Last time I checked, there is no vector unit for SSE(2). They just pair up 2 64-bit FPU registers to make a 128-bit register and rename it. The FPU itself issues the instructions. What makes it really suck is the penalty for state changing.Viro said:The only downside of the Intel line of processors is that it's x86 and there is no good vector unit.
I said before, it was nasty. I mean the laptop of course, not the chip, but it drained the battery like there was no tommorrow, I remember my PowerBook 520 being none to great with battery life, but this hunk of junk was a joke, it felt like I was always having to recharge it. It was so hot, you could cook eggs on it, it actually blew hot air out in my face! If that's what a 21st Century laptop is like, I'm glad I ditched the idea back in '97 and turned my uses to palmtops. As I said, my partner and I gave serious consideration to iBooks, but if they are as bad as that, forget it. I don't know if the problem was the hardware (HP I think?!? I was too unmoved to notice) or that lousy excuse of an OS (sorry I'll never have a good word to say about Microsoft's Windows OSes, something which can crash just opening a window is not worth spit) but the experience was dreadfull, and do you know what I was doing? JUST IMPORTING A CD COLLECTION INTO iTUNES FOR MY SISTER AND SOME LIGHT WORDPROCESSING.Viro said:Uhm... in what way was the Centrino bad?