Pentium-M versus P4 Laptop Performance

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Pentium-M versus P4 Laptop Performance

Postposted on Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:41 am

I'm looking to buy a laptop from $600-$1000 for college and think I've decided on a Pentium Centrino-Mobile processor on account of it's lower power consumption, resulting in 2 to 3 times longer batter life.

Can somebody link me to a benchmark of the mobile processors compared to the standard P4 ones... cuz i understand the mobile processors are much more effieicnet and have a higher IPC (instructions per clock).
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Postposted on Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:27 am

Last I read was that a P4M 2.4 got trounced by a Pentium M 1.6
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Postposted on Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:50 am

Our comparison of Mobile Pentium 4 1.8GHz and Pentium M 1.4GHz notebooks:

http://techreport.com/reviews/2003q3/pe ... dex.x?pg=1
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Postposted on Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:02 pm

Any current comparisons of the Pentium M (up to 1.8 GHz) to the 2.4-2.8 GHz standard p4 laptop CPU's?

Still, the Mobile Pentium 4's performance lead in the notebook space may be short-lived. Intel is supposed to roll out a new "Dothan" Pentium M core later this year that will reportedly be built using 0.09-micron process technology, have higher clock speeds, and feature a massive 2MB L2 cache. As always, there's something better just over the horizon.


^^ What is the current situation here?
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Postposted on Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:15 pm

rogelio wrote:
Still, the Mobile Pentium 4's performance lead in the notebook space may be short-lived. Intel is supposed to roll out a new "Dothan" Pentium M core later this year that will reportedly be built using 0.09-micron process technology, have higher clock speeds, and feature a massive 2MB L2 cache. As always, there's something better just over the horizon.


^^ What is the current situation here?
http://www.tech-report.com/onearticle.x/6220
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Postposted on Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:25 pm

i have a pentium m 1.5 ghz with a radeon 9600 pro video card and it runs everything i have thrown at it with no problems at all . with the pentium 4 you might get a bit better benchmark scores but i think you would be hard pressed to tell the difference in speed if you just sat down at each and used them and the pentium m has way better battery life . my laptop will go right at 4.5 hours on a charge . i cant speak from personal experience but i think the best your going to do with a pentium 4 is 2.5 to 3 hours .
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Postposted on Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:56 pm

Hance...

Just curious, what make is your laptop, and for how much did you purchase it?
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Postposted on Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:00 pm

cost me right at 2000 . http://www.techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13595 gateway m505xl
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Postposted on Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:15 pm

For your price range you'd really be hard pressed to find a decent new laptop. I'd seriously consider looking at used stuff, and probably with a PIII-M rather than a P-M processor, depending on what sort of laptop you're looking for.
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Postposted on Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:51 am

The pentium-M is a great proc, but the only real problem will be even finding one that will fit your budget. You would be better off getting a p4 as the price will be much more reasonable.
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