Intel’s Menlow: a primer on MID power

SilverthornebackHaven’t had enough Menlow information yet? You’re in luck because AnandTech has a high-level piece with a some detailed tidbits sprinkled in on the new mobile processor platform. While we’re all hoping for UMPC-nirvana, AnandTech appears to have lower expectations:

"The Menlow project began back in 2004, so what you’re hearing about today is much like what Centrino was back in 2003.  We’re on the verge of something very big …It was nice to see Menlow up and running, but our real excitement isn’t about these Menlow based MIDs but what is coming in the next 3 years."

If you’re looking for a good "Menlow 101" article, this is a good place to start. Although it’s far too early to tell, my concern for Menlow is a majority of battery life advantages coming from reduced performance similar to the A11x devices. Then again, more of the Menlow focus at CES was around MIDs running lighter environments as opposed to UMPCs running full desktop operating systems.

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