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Which of these characteristics is common to laptop CPUs?

A) Upgradable to newer and faster processors

B) Contains integrated memory and video controllers

C) Often faster than desktop CPUs

D) No power management features

E) I’m waiting for the new dual-screen laptops that include surround sound

The answer: B) Contains integrated memory and video controllers

An engineer of a laptop has to contend with issues such as slower processors, heat issues, power challenges, and lack of space. To work around these issues, newer laptop CPUs often integrate the memory controller and video controller in an effort to save space and power. Laptop CPUs aren’t usually upgradeable, and they’re often slower than comparable desktop systems.

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