Originally Posted by Guswut
The main power consumer in laptop computers is the LCD display.
Indeed, but that is followed directly (if no superceded sometimes!) by the CPU.
Originally Posted by Gus
When we start seeing OLED displays in laptops, the slight differences in processor power usage will become more relevant.
I disagree with you here.
Sure, LCDs take a considerable amount of power, but have you ever really stoped to consider how much a CPU utilizes?They're not slight
Lets take for example the lappies WITHOUT load-scaling. Take for example a k6 lappie (500MHZ).
Those things used 2.2+ volts!, and you dont want to know how many watts!
Such a laptop would be top of the line so to speak, if it lasted for ANYTHING close to an hour - let alone 70 mins.
But nowadays we see laptops lasting for 4 hours.
What has ccontributed mostly to this improvement? - Improved Circuitry, AND, CPUs.
Cutting down the freq according to work load was a brilliant Idea. (for eg)
THis is just more good news for laptops IMO.
9 watts is awsome.
-(wonders what what the voltage is).