Which CPU?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ming, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I'm looking to find a replacement for my 1GHz laptop. However, I'm not sure which would be the better choice out of the following:

    1. Intel P4 3GHz
    2. Intel Centrino 1.7GHz

    Also, is the Pentium M processor the same as (or equivalent to) a Centrino?
     
  2. Lee

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    Firstly you have to make sure your mobo supports the processor.
     
  3. ming

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    not worried about that... as i say.. im looking for a replacement for my laptop as in getting a new machine.



    (I wonder why my post count has dropped below 1300 :confused: )
     
  4. Lee

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    I would go for a Pentium then.
     
  5. ming

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    Which one do you mean? P4 or PM?
    I read somewhere that PM uses centrino stuff.... and is somewhat better than a P4.
     
  6. Lee

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    Go with your heart then.
     
  7. Black-Syth

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    I have the new core of the 1.7 Centrino in my Sony Laptop, apparently it's supposed to run like a 3.4P4. So, I'd get the 1.7, considering the fact that I did. :)
     
  8. ming

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    I was hoping that this was somewhat true. :)
    Couldn't decide whether to choose a Sony P4 3GHz £1999~ or a Centrino / PM 1.7 £1400-1700~

    Still unsure about Pentium M and Centrino though... thinking they are totally different.
     
  9. Black-Syth

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    I believe that PM and Centrino are the same thing.
     
  10. ming

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    that'll take away some pain in my head. lol :p
     
  11. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    The pentium m is part of the centrino platform. Centrino is not a cpu. Centrino is Intel's combinations of Pentium M, mobo, and wireless networking.
     
  12. ming

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    Thanks for the confirmation.
     
  13. Black-Syth

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    I was going to say that, but I didn't want to sound stupid. :) Also, nice avatar. I was just playing "Don't Fear the Reaper" last night on guitar while my friend emulated the cowbell on his Korg. :p
     
  14. Kush

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    get an amd 64 laptop!
     
  15. Black-Syth

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    I'd recommend it, but those are bulky as ****. My Centrino VAIO is big, but my 3200+ eMachines is gargantuan. I prefer the Centrino.
     
  16. Kush

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    big is back in style, yes it can get annoying, but i would rather have a something i want than rather be suck with something just because it is smaller, im waiting till i get to college ill probably wanna get a desktop and a laptop
     
  17. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Pentium M with Centrino Technology: That's a very powerful processor. I'd go with that.
    Plus it doesn't use up as much energy as a P4 Laptop.
     
  18. ming

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    As far as I know, Sony don't sell AMD laptops. And I think they're the only one that have WiFi, memory stick, firewire built-in on their machines.... not to mention bluetooth on a few too.
     
  19. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    1GHz isn't enough for you? What you want to play games/video editing or somthing on your laptop?
     
  20. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    centrino is definitely cool :)