if you want speed get a freaking tower, there's no point to a laptop if you don't want portability. btw, a64s tend to be heavy bricks.
jss21382 wrote:if you want speed get a freaking tower, there's no point to a laptop if you don't want portability. btw, a64s tend to be heavy bricks.
For me at least...I don't need at portable laptop...well portable but only in the put it in the car and go to a friends house and plug it in to do some gaming sense of portable.
Hauling around a shuttle cube or similiar mini PC is not only lighter, cheaper, and economical (think your ever going to upgrade the video card in your laptop?), it also makes better sense.
Well, nothing really. It's just the Pentium M gives you more CPU horsepower and longer battery life. Of course it's harder to compare the two in an apples-to-apples test, but it is possible: Fujitsu makes basically the same laptop available in configurations using either the Pentium M (S6000) or the XP-M (S2000). Same chassis, battery, and screen; just different mainboard guts and processor. And it appears the 1.4GHz P-M beats the 1.5GHz XP-M in both speed and battery life. Note that that's the real AMD clockspeed, not a power rating, and that's the old 1MB cache P-M, not the 2MB Dothan.videobruce wrote:What's wrong with the XP-M?Usacomp2k3 wrote:in response to your orriginal question:
athlon 64, yeah go for it
athlon xp, no way
eckslax wrote:Alright, I'm going to try and get back to the topic of the thread. Buying an AMD laptop doesn't automatically mean horrible battery life and tons of heat, nor does it automatically mean a desktop replacement. As I stated before, my mom's XPM 2600+ lappy has a 3.5 hour battery life, built in wireless, low heat, low noise, etc. It's hardly a desktop replacement, and it cost quite a bit less than an equivalent Intel laptop. For the price that we paid for it, we would have ended up with a sh*tty Celeron laptop (and less RAM) had we gone Intel. Unless you really need extremely long battery life, I think that most laptops (i.e. the ones with mobile processors) will serve you just fine. 3+ hours of battery life out of a relatively cheap AMD laptop that can still give you kickass performance is a great deal, IMHO. So, a Centrino laptop might be able to give you a longer battery life, but is it worth the premium you are going to pay if you don't travel often?
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