what is the good and bad about this processer??? ics a Centrino 1.3 is it better than a P3 1ghz???? i am thinking about getting a acer travelmate 290 from a friend and i am just woundering on this processer. anyone got any info on eaither one
The Pentium-M (aka Centrino, when combined with an Intel Wireless adapter) is definitely a step above the Pentium-III. In fact, tests show that a Pentium-M at 1.6 GHz can perform as well as a Pentium 4 running at 2.4 GHz due to it's optimized architecture and 1MB L2 cache.
The biggest advantage the Pentium-M offers is better battery life, since the processor consumes less power than P4-M's or P3's. Most Centrino laptops are also much thinner and lighter than those containing other processors.