DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-04
Re: xorg +XGI Volari XP5
Hummel Tom wrote:
I strongly advise to look at the cost of a whole centrino product.
It's not the cost that was my argument, but power usage.
I'd rather check out the AMD Turion64 Notebooks with a VIA K8N800A,
whiches internal graphics adapter is support by the "via" X11 driver.
I found a Yakumo one, for around 900EUR, the Q8M Turion64 YW.
You can get a Pentium-M for the same price, albeit with less MHz (but
not less performance perse!). Besides, a Turion64 uses more power.
Intel's too expensive for my taste, furthermore I think, it's good when
people take a look at other products, and because Transmeta will step
out of the CPU business, doesn't mean, you shouldn't buy a Transmeta
notebook now... never met anybody upgrading the cpu of their notebook.
Transmeta is still in the Pentium 3 non-coppermine/tualatin days where
performance is concerned, just like VIA with their C3. I won't seriously
recommend that to anyone buying a new notebook.
-- Thomas E. Spanjaard