From an older Anandtech article
, the lowest powered mobile Sandy Bridge CPU's TDP is 35W. Compared to 10W for Core 2 CULV parts. I don't like the direction this is going.
I'm in the market for a new portable, and I'm looking at CULV for the better battery life and cool operating temps. Even the Core i based low-voltage CPU's can't quite compete (18W TDP). I know TDP != real power consumption, but ...
Specifically, Lenovo's Thinkpad Edge. Newegg has it pretty well priced
. The IGP doesn't scare me - this is for web/mail/general work.
What are people's thoughts on this? Should I look backwards essentially 2 generations for CULV? I suppose we won't really know what Sandy Bridge battery life will be for another month or so.