it has built in wireless netoworking that also draws less power than add-on wireless cardsOriginally posted by ExCyber@Mar 16, 2003 @ 03:07 AM
Centrino is basically a marketing name for Intel's latest line of laptop chips (processor/system logic/wireless networking). Nothing industry-shattering unless you're really into mobile/low power computing.
Centrino is not a CPU at all, it's a "platform" or a "technology". The CPU is Pentium-M (also called Banias), and systems that don't include the entire Centrino "family" (i.e. are lacking Intel's 802.11 module) are Pentium-M systems rather than Centrino systems - this apparently includes systems that have an 802.11 module other than Intel's.The Centrino cpu from intell isn't just another mobile CPU.
Notwithstanding the wider world of programming models other than IA-32, I'd say Transmeta beat them to it; Crusoe-based laptops that can last 7+ hours have been around for a couple years now.The Centrino is truly the first CPU designed for Mobile usage
Or you could actually look at features and prices and get whatever you need/want...Suffice to say, if your gonna get a laptop soon, get a Centrino.