I recently obtained an Asus X401A (purchased at BestBuy). It has a B970 CPU. (2.3Ghz Sandy Bridge Pentium dual-core.) I installed CPU-Z 1.62.something. I noticed, and marvelled at, the fact that while on Skype, this CPU appeared to be "so fast", that it was not even coming out of idle clocks. Then I went to Speedtest.net, and it loaded SLOWLY. VERY SLOWLY. It's a fairly heavy flash-based site. Then I realized, it wasn't that the CPU wasn't deciding to throttle up, rather, it was PREVENTED from throttling up. Then I realized, that this CPU appears to be "locked" at 800Mhz while on battery. Thus being slower than my C-60 based Netbook, amazingly enough. All, just to have comparable battery life to the c-60 while on battery. Even Aero Glass effects are disabled while on battery. It is using the default installation of Asus pre-loaded software. It seems to have included some sort of "PowerGears" software, that changes power plans automagically, based on whether it is running off of battery or plugged into AC power. This feels almost like false advertising to me. "2.3Ghz" should be capable of actually RUNNING at that speed, whether on battery or not. AMD laptops run at full-speed on battery, why can't Intel-based laptops? I once owned a Gateway C2D laptop, that acted the same way. I think that it was 1.6Ghz, but only ran at 800Mhz on battery as well. And that was with a fresh default install of the OS. I assumed that was controlled by the BIOS somehow.