X-bit labs checks out the performance of three Santa Rosa based notebooks in Windows Vista. In this roundup they tested the Asus A8Sc, Toshiba Satellite A100-906 and Lenovo Thinkpad T61.
Santa Rosa platform appeared in the market before summer set in. However, we haven’t yet performed any in-depth performance analysis of this platform as we intended to wait for the full set of tests for Windows Vista to become available. The leading hardware and notebook manufacturers are already able to provide stable driver versions for Windows Vista and the corresponding benchmarks are already available, too. That is why today we are going to take a real close look at Intel Centrino Duo platform. However, before we get directly to the benchmarking session it would be really interesting to discuss the distinguishing features of contemporary Centrino Duo platform and it differences from Napa Refresh.
First of all I would like to say that Intel’s mobile platform concept includes a chipset, a CPU and a wireless network adapter. These three components in the new platform are all new as well, so let’s take a closer look at each of them separately.