Sunday, August 25, 2002

Intel Celebrates Independence (2002)

Yesterday, I was at the Rockwell Powerplant Mall to visit the Intel Celebrates Independence mall activity. The event is from August 23 to 25 showcasing the latest notebook computers from Asus, Dell, HP, and IBM running on the Intel Pentium 4-Mobile Processor. The Intel powered laptops are available in full-size to thin-and-light models with speeds of 1.4 GHz to 2.0 GHz.

I remember my first laptop was a Leo computer back in 1996. Then followed by an NEC, Toshiba, and now an IBM i Series. My regular problem with laptops is its disappointing battery life. What caught my attention is that these Intel powered laptops claimed to have this Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® technology resulting in longer battery life. Well I guess I wouldn't know whether it is true until I get the chance to use it fully. The cheapest Intel Pentium 4 powered laptop is from Asus worth 79,000 pesos. (Darn, I remember paying for my laptop the same amount 3 years ago.)

The mall became a wireless hotspot through the participation of ePLDT Blink, the first publicly deployed wireless high-speed Internet connectivity service. Take your laptop with you and visit their hotspots to get connected. If you don't have a Wi-Fi card, they will lend you for free.

Our Internet lifestyle is getting better everyday. Wireless Internet and affordable Pentium 4 powered laptops, at last! (can't wait to upgrade soon.)