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I know jack about laptops, but I might be in the market for one in the next ~12 months.
Me, too, that's why I'm asking
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Old 05-12-2003, 11:08 PM Faith is offline  
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A 1.5GHz Centrino P4M is roughly equal, in terms of "application productivity" ( ), to an old 2.4GHz P4M.
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I'm guessing only get what you'd get the most use out of. If you access the internet a lot with the laptop, the get the Centrino.
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So how well does Centrino perform? Intel claims five hours of battery life, based on MobileMark 2002 benchmarking. PC World magazine's tests, reported here suggest operating times of six to seven hours. Its tests show impressive performance too: a 1.6GHz Pentium M-based Dell Latitude, for example, scores higher than a 2.5GHz desktop P4-based machine. In effect, the Dell delivers a 12 per cent performance advantage over the P4. Other Centrino-based machines aren't far behind.
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It is like comparing a p4 to an AXP. Mhz doesn't matter.
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I'm guessing only get what you'd get the most use out of. If you access the internet a lot with the laptop, the get the Centrino.
Yeah. I like the integrated wifi. I would definitely be using that a lot at home and a little on campus at school. But I'll also be using the laptop for school type stuff. So using a lot of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
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centrino is just a chipset for the pentium M processors, it offers better power management and integrated wireless.
Centrino is actually the combination of the chipset, the Pentium M, and the wireless pci card. All three are required for a laptop to be branded "Centrino".

I just got my gf one of these things and she loves it.
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THE CENTRINO IS A SHORTER PIPELINED PENTIUM 3/4 "HYBRID" LIKE CHIP. THEY MADE SEVERAL IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE OLD PENTIUM THREE CHIP SO THAT IT IS NOT LIKE EITHER ONE. TO COVER UP THE GAP IN MEGAGIGGAHURTZ, INTEL IS COVERING IT WITH THE "INEGRATED MOBILE WIRELESS SOLUTION" SO THEY CAN SAY THE CENTRINO IS FASTER BECAUSE OF THE BUILT IN WIRELESS, SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO USE A PERFORMANCE RATING THAT THEY CONSTANTLY BASH AMD FOR. THIS IS INTEL'S MARKETING'S TEAM'S JOB.

so in recap: Centrino is a new mobile processor. It is much "faster" then the old p4 mobile, and more efficent battery life. basically, a processor that is very close to an athlon.
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THE CENTRINO IS A SHORTER PIPELINED PENTIUM 3/4 "HYBRID" LIKE CHIP. THEY MADE SEVERAL IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE OLD PENTIUM THREE CHIP SO THAT IT IS NOT LIKE EITHER ONE. TO COVER UP THE GAP IN MEGAGIGGAHURTZ, INTEL IS COVERING IT WITH THE "INEGRATED MOBILE WIRELESS SOLUTION" SO THEY CAN SAY THE CENTRINO IS FASTER BECAUSE OF THE BUILT IN WIRELESS, SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO USE A PERFORMANCE RATING THAT THEY CONSTANTLY BASH AMD FOR. THIS IS INTEL'S MARKETING'S TEAM'S JOB.

so in recap: Centrino is a new mobile processor. It is much "faster" then the old p4 mobile, and more efficent battery life.
And this is another example of why intel has a better marketing team than AMD.
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