Wow… looks really sweet !
- About 7 hours battery life
- Much less heat
- Very low power consumption
- Security features: 2 (TWO) RNG (Random Number Generator), also AES, Montgomery multiplication, SH1, SH2 accelerator. And NO DRM.
- NX support (anti buffer-overflow exploit)
- Advanced Power Management: Up to 15000 faster P-state transition than Pentium-M, etc
- Heat control: TM1, TM2, and emergency shutdown if somehow the chip still manages to overheat. However, normally, C7-M is not expected to need even a heatsink; so those heat control facilities seem rather, unneeded?
- Speed: 1.5 GHz
Note that VIA also produces desktop version of C7, which should perform better than this mobile version.
The question: is there any (serious) catch to all these goodness ?
Still trying to find the answer for this at the moment. But I like how VIA refuses to implement DRM, so any laptop/computer with this chip will have better chance of being bought by me.