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agrelaphon
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Posted - 22/09/2004 :  23:42:21  Show Profile  Visit agrelaphon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi to all. Thikning of replacing my desktop PC with a laptop. Which proc should I go with? Centrino, P4M, or AMD64. I'm open to sugestions guys

ArchAngelCD
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Posted - 23/09/2004 :  09:04:45  Show Profile  Visit ArchAngelCD's Homepage  Send ArchAngelCD an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
That depends on what you are going to be using the laptop for. If you are looking for a gaming machine I wouldn't replace your desktop.

If you are looking for speed on benchmarks buy the Athlon64.

If you are going to use the system for music and DVD, and you are going to multitask you should but an Intel system.

The Mobile P4 CPU's are very fast and will work well with applications where you need speed as well as multimedia and multithreaded applications.

The Centrino CPU, also called Pentium M, will be great for wireless LAN and extended battery life as well as very light and thin notebooks.

So, like I said at the start of this post, it really depends on what you are going to use the laptop for.

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NitroX infinity
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Posted - 23/09/2004 :  14:31:17  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Okay, clearing out a small misconception here:

Centrino is NOT a CPU, it's a platform.
A Centrino platform consists of the following:

Intel Pentium M processor.
Intel 855 (PM/GM/GME) chipset
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG (802.11g)

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ArchAngelCD
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Posted - 24/09/2004 :  07:23:00  Show Profile  Visit ArchAngelCD's Homepage  Send ArchAngelCD an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Phalanx

Okay, clearing out a small misconception here:

Centrino is NOT a CPU, it's a platform.
A Centrino platform consists of the following:

Intel Pentium M processor.
Intel 855 (PM/GM/GME) chipset
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG (802.11g)




True, that's why I mentioned the Pentium M but I shouldn't have said Centrino CPU... I usually put that just so I don't have to go into the whole thing like you did... Actually, I thought I was typing too much as it was.. hehe

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agrelaphon
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Posted - 24/09/2004 :  23:04:42  Show Profile  Visit agrelaphon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for clearing things up phalanx
ArchAngel, I don't need extended battery life, the laptop is gonna stay indoors mainly, with random (short) travels only. Is P4-M doing multithreading?
And as I understand Centrino is only folowing the 802.11g standard. Isn't that a limiting factor?
Thanks guys
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NitroX infinity
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Netherlands
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Posted - 25/09/2004 :  15:57:06  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The only mobile P4's that do hyperthreading are the ones running at 2.8GHz or faster. You can easily identify them since these are the CPU's with the processor numbers (518 and above for the mobile P4's)

As for the 802.11g standard; it's not a limiting factor since this is the standard that's mostly being used.
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