Which Proccesor for a new laptop?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Gary Pandher, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Gary Pandher

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    Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz 800
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    Pentium M 755 2.0GHz Dothan

    anyone know the difference between these to proccesors?
    going to be buying a new laptop and the Pentium M 755 2.0GHz Dothan
    proccesor is a cheaper buy so dont know how good/bad it might be compared to the P4 3GHz. does anyone know how big of a diff there is..or any reviews?
     
  2. tdinc

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    Here are some benchmarks hope it helps out

    I would go with the PM :)

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  3. Gary Pandher

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    there's a 2.4GHz Dothan?...im leaning more towards the PM right now..
     
  4. tdinc

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    it can be overclocked to 2.4 :)
     
  5. NetRyder

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    The Dothan, undoubtedly.
    Great performance, great battery life...you need to take both into account with a laptop.
     
  6. Gary Pandher

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    i'll show u the 2 setups i looked at ..these were configured at www.falcon-nw.com

    FragBook DR
    DR - Metallic Red
    17in WSXGA+ 1680x1050 Perfect LCD
    Included at No Extra Charge
    Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz 800
    Mobility Radeon 9700 Turbo 256MB DDR
    1024 MB Corsair 400MHz LL 2x512
    DVD-ROM/CD-RW Mobile Combo (dvd rw available should i get it?)
    Raid 0 - Striped - Max Performance
    Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 7200RPM
    Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 7200RPM
    FragBook DR Extended Battery
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Fragbook AC Power adapter - Standard
    Included at No Extra Charge
    3 Year w/Falcon Overnight Service

    Known issues with this configuration: None

    System Price: $ 4,321.00


    or



    FragBook TL Chassis
    TL - Metalic Silver
    ATI Radeon 9700 Mobility 128MB
    1400x1050 SXGA+ TFT Gaming LCD
    Included at No Extra Charge
    Pentium M 755 2.0GHz Dothan
    1024MB Corsair 333MHz LL
    Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 7200RPM
    Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CDRW)
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Fragbook AC Power adapter - Standard
    Included at No Extra Charge
    3 Year w/Falcon Overnight Service

    Known issues with this configuration: None

    System Price: $ 3,968.00



    with the TL laptop however there's less hd space slower ram and 128mb less on the vid card and there isn't no dvd rw....i will change the colours btw
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Hmm...128MB less on the vid card might be a gamble, especially if you're going to use it for heavy gaming.
    I'm probably the wrong person to ask. I'm not really a gamer, and I'd take the Dothan without thinking if I was choosing between those two.
     
  8. Sazar

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    either pentium M (centrino technology would be nice) or an athlon xp-m or an athlon64 based system if money is not an object :)

    all 3 should run cool and quiet... have decent battery lives and also be powerful enough for most applications... AND usually all of them come with integrated G wireless units (from the off-the-shelf units I have seen)

    both the systems you listed though are pretty damn good and either would be a worthy laptop unit :)

    a little on the chunkeh/heavy side and probably low on the battery life but still a worthy full d'top replacement (if thats what you are seeking)
     
  9. Gary Pandher

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    going for a d'top replacement yup
    i wanted the PM with the 256mb vid card and the 2 hd's (for 120mb) and the 17" lcd display but they say they cant build the setup like that
    so now not sure which one to go for..the Pentium M 755 is a good proc and i did want it but they cant provide :(
    not sure which setup to go with now..its one or the other no mixing up of the 2 ... this sucks :(!
     
  10. Gary Pandher

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    wanted the system to be like this

    17in WSXGA+ 1680x1050 Perfect LCD (cant get it)
    Pentium M 755 2.0GHz Dothan
    1024MB Corsair 333MHz LL
    Mobility Radeon 9700 Turbo 256MB DDR (cant get it)
    Raid 0 - Striped - Max Performance (cant get it)
    Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 7200RPM
    Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 7200RPM (cant get it)
    DVD-ROM/CD-RW Mobile Combo
    MSI 802.11 bg mini-PCI Card (cant get it)
    FragBook DR Extended Battery
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Fragbook AC Power adapter – Standard
    Black Ops Briefcase
    Included at No Extra Charge
    3 Year w/Falcon Overnight Service
     
  11. Sazar

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    I am assuming weight is not an issue for you?

    is there a particular budget/specifications we should be working towards?
     
  12. Gary Pandher

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    weight or budget aint issues
    ...budget..under 5 grand wud b nice lol

    sorry for the late reply..thought there was no hope left so i went out to play ball with my brother lol
     
  13. Tittles

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    dang dude...maybe instead of getting what u want maybe u should buy my a yz 250f if your keeping the budget under $5,000
     
  14. Gary Pandher

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    your what?...yz 250f ....? wha is tha
     
  15. Tittles

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    Dirtbike...Yamaha 250 the f means four stroke
     
  16. Kush

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    dude get teh emachines laptop 15,500 after rebate with an athlon 64 cpu what more do u want
     
  17. Tittles

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    $15,500? thats alot...i hope u mean that in a different currency!
     
  18. Kush

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    opps i mean 1,5499, around that
     
  19. Tittles

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    that still dont make since...do u mean 1,549?
     
  20. Gary Pandher

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    thats still enough for a emachines
    and emachine laptops and desktops are ****
    i want something to replace my cpu
    im going to be giving this to my little sister and brother for their school / entertainment
    and the laptop for me