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Keep in mind the Sandy Bridge has the "remote kill switch" feature that allows teh user to use a 3G connection (CPU doesn't even need to be connected online) to completely shutdown the computer. Sold as a anti-theft deterrent, the vulnerability can definitely be abused by hackers, govt officials, etc.

Watch out for big brother....
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Originally Posted by MAKATTACK View Post
Keep in mind the Sandy Bridge has the "remote kill switch" feature that allows teh user to use a 3G connection (CPU doesn't even need to be connected online) to completely shutdown the computer. Sold as a anti-theft deterrent, the vulnerability can definitely be abused by hackers, govt officials, etc.

Watch out for big brother....
You need to read the stickies... Specifically this one http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...echnology.html

Which contains this piece of text "(This feature is only available in some commercial laptop processors)" and further explains you're full of hot air.
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So if I'm understanding this right, as long as you are using discrete gfx, you don't need ot worry about it?

As for being full of hot air, I'm just repeating what I have heard. No need to get pissy fanboy.
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there is no need to wory about it either way from what i understand, if you have a desktop, then you are not affected by the low jack, and if you have a laptop with a sandy bridge, you have extra protection for free

as for the drm, if you don't use integrated graphics you won't get movies before everyone else and if you use integrated graphics you get a sneak peek so what is there to worry about?
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as long as it doesn't effect desktops, I'm a happy man. Either way though, after reading up what little info there is on the bulldozer...I'm definitely waiting on that. That is going to be a game changer it seems....
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People should learn about the "Vpro" chips and quit panicking
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03..._2nd_gen_core/
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...s_sandy_bridge

Those security features are for businesses that CHOOSE to buy those specific chips, to protect them in case their laptops get stolen. They are not inside any of the current Sandy Bridge chips out now.

The other "DRM" issue people have problems with is for a service that doesn't even exist yet. ( Intel's Insider ) which is kinda like Netflix with High Quality HD movies on demand.

http://www.intel.com/consumer/produc...telinsider.htm
http://www.itvedia.com/news/799.html

The service basically protects the HD movies from being pirated from those sites. If it's anything like Netflix, I'd gladly pay up to $10 / month for such a service.
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