Hmmm... For a quad core 2.7GHz processor; that seems to cost a way too much. I would expect it to cost about $300 less... I mean comparing that to the desktop processor line, it's outrageous.
Anything with an ~X~ in the number is an "Extreme" CPU and they always ding you at least a grand for them.
It's probably an amazingly fast CPU. [:P]
I like... Core i3 2120T: 2.6GHz, dual-core, 3MB, 35W, $127 a new prospective processor for the HTPC that I hope to build soon.
I'm glad to see Intel relased new CPUs. I'm still use Intel for long time. I considered the CPU is best from Intel and make better technology and design on the processor..
Lots of newer choices for the desktop that are definitely power savers .The ones I am watching is what Intel does with the price of the chips for the ultra-books like the Core i5-2557 for example.We had a previous discussion here http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/t/57240.aspx
maybe the new chips announced will allow a bit more flexibility along with better percentage reduction to ultrabook OEM in pricing to match the selection in the lineup..
I'm especially excited to see the mobile options, nothing beats the i7 for speed and power consumption.