Integrated/Internal wireless N in laptops soon?

krazynutz

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I've heard that laptops will soon be coming with wireless N built in. Is this true? If so, when will laptops with this feature be expected to hit retail stores? Thanks
 

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Yes, Intel's next "Centrino" platform will have 802.11b/g/n standard. Time frame? Couple of months, maybe?
 

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I already knew about the mac books. You have to pay, like, $2 or so for them to turn the n on. That's what our Mac Pro guy told us. As far as Intel's new chipset, I believe that it will have both wireless N capabilities as well as DirectX 10 support. Sometime in May. Thanks for the responses guys.
 

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You can get "n" class cards now. Do a quick search of Ebay once and you will find them. Try something like "mini PCI express and 802.11n", I found some DELL cards right away.

The Intel part number for the PCI express version is: 4965agn

Direct X 10 is such a mystery to people, only slightly ursurped by Intel's Santa Rosa chipset. These two things have nothing to do with one another.

 

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Any update on santa rosa? when are they going to be available - end of may-beginning of june? and how much performance boost can we expect from 800fsb?
 

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They are saying the beginning of June.

I would say not to expect some huge performance jump.
I mean 667 to 800 fsb, and some extra wireless support, the CPU jumps to 2.4 Ghz, not exactly the 2.0 Ghz mobile CPU they were saying would come with it.

I would say you can cut a deal with vendors right now on existing technology to move inventory out that would probably be worth more than any performance boost you would be paying full retail for in 2 months.
 
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