PC Pro: Intel Core i7 for laptops: first review

PC Pro: "When it arrived on the desktop scene, Intel's Core i7 leveled the opposition. With enough power to embarrass Intel's own Core 2 architecture, not to mention AMD's efforts, and coming at a cost that would make even a banker weep, Core i7 set the benchmark and set it high. Now it's set to repeat the trick in the laptop market, and we've got our hands on a sample boasting the mid-range quad-core 1.73GHz i7-820QM.

The first processors to arrive will be quad-cores based on a 45nm process, with 32nm dual-core models following in early 2010. Intel has kept the quad-core line-up refreshingly simple too, with the 1.73GHz i7-820QM flanked on both sides by the 1.6GHz i7-720QM and the top of the range 2GHz i7-920XM. Unlike their Core 2 Quad predecessors, all four cores boast Hyper-Threading; a move that allows the processors to handle as many as eight separate threads at once."

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