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Intel Centrino?

What the hell is it and what makes it so special? Why are some people saying that a 1.5ghz centrino is the equivilant of a 2.4ghz p4?
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Are you talking about the M processors themselves or the whole chipset?
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Is that the new 64-bit chip?
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they are dumb??
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Pentium-M = P3 core at faster speed, P4-type bus. And yes, the 1.6GHz Pentium-M is about as fast as a P4-M 2.4GHz in most benchmarks.
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What the hell is it and what makes it so special? Why are some people saying that a 1.5ghz centrino is the equivilant of a 2.4ghz p4?
A 1.5GHz Centrino P4M is roughly equal, in terms of "application productivity" ( ), to an old 2.4GHz P4M.
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I heard it has something special built into it's chip just for internet access or something. I saw it on tv while half asleep. I'd like to know more about it.
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they are suppossed to have soemthing to do with wireless netowrking. Im not exaclty sure tho. All I know is that they arent clocked very high.
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Are you talking about the M processors themselves or the whole chipset?
I guess the who chipset. I never heard anything about it and while I was looking at lappies I see these and have no clue what they are and do and what's so special about them. All I know is that wifi is integrated and it helps with battery life.
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I heard it has something special built into it's chip just for internet access or something. I saw it on tv while half asleep. I'd like to know more about it.
The centrino chipset has a built in wifi chip for wireless access. It isn't any better than the cisco ones or other various ones, but it does have a cachier name. The best feature of centrino is the pentium-M processor.
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centrino is just a chipset for the pentium M processors, it offers better power management and integrated wireless.
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Ok. I didn't know about that, when you talked about it being in some other systems already. I know jack about laptops, but I might be in the market for one in the next ~12 months.
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centrino is just a chipset for the pentium M processors, it offers better power management and integrated wireless.
I believe he is correct.
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centrino is just a chipset for the pentium M processors, it offers better power management and integrated wireless.
But how are they comparable to a 2.4 ghz p4? And if I were going to get a laptop, should I look at something with centrino, desktop processor, or a regular pentium-m? I was kind of leaning towards pentium-m but now with this whole centrino business I don't know.
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But how are they comparable to a 2.4 ghz p4? And if I were going to get a laptop, should I look at something with centrino, desktop processor, or a pentium-m? I was kind of leaning towards pentium-m but now with this whole centrino business I don't know.
see my post above
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