Another Look at Core 2 Duo Notebook Performance

After finally getting an official BIOS from Asus that supports Core 2 Duo processors, PCPer is re-testing the new Core 2 Duo T7400 mobile processor to see how performance and battery life of the Core architecture compares to the original Core Duo CPU lineup.

"A big improvement here in terms of battery life! Just by upgrading the BIOS to v901, we were able to boost our battery runtime to almost the same duration as the Core Duo. The Core 2 Duo does take more voltage to run, so it's a given that battery life is going to suffer a bit, but the differences are small."