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Centrino or Pentium 4?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by blackecho, Apr 4, 2004.

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  1. blackecho

    blackecho Thread Starter

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    Hey, what's the big deal with all of the different laptop processors from intel. Why does a Pentium M at 1.8ghz cost as much as a Pentium 4 Extreem with HT at 3.4ghz? And is it true that the new AMD 64 Mobile at 2.0ghz can wip up on both of them?
     
  2. Macadonious

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    It is all about marketing. This is new technology and the sellers feel that they have a salers market and can have just about any price they can come up with. The AMD 64 has th potential to woop up on any 32bit system if configured right and has a 64bit OS and as for the Pent M costing as much as the Extreem with HT, well that is becouse you do not need a router and can connect to the net anywhere. Thus it is new technology, thus more money. Funny thing is that the wireless mobile technology is 50 years old yet they are selling it as if it is new.....LOL
    It is all about marketing :p
     
  3. blackecho

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    but which one is faster, the pentium 4 or the centrino (or pentium M)?
     
  4. Macadonious

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    Neither and both. Pentium and Centrino are brand names. Do not get lost by name alone. What matters for speed is the FSB and processor. Also cost does not equal power or speed. Just becouse it cost more does not mean it is better. A 3GB processor anything will kill 1GB anything.
     
  5. pronute

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    In 1954 the only wireless was an AM radio and there was no PCs or Laptops, and only 1 out of 135 families had a TV.
     
  6. Wet Chicken

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    Not true. Most of the new higher Prescotts are not as fast as the lower clock speed Northwoods.

    Centrino is often times "rated" at a lower speed, but in real life it is faster than its counterpart Pentium 4. Centrino also has more features. If you plan on using your laptop in different locations, then the Centrino is probably the way to go. If you will use it always on your desk, then the P4 is best. Depends on how you will use the end product ;)
     
  7. Wet Chicken

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    It IS new... for laptops. Mankind has been walking around for thousands of years, but when we walked on the moon that was new and different. Same thing here, wireless technology has been around for a long time, but laptops were not wireless, so now that they are their different. I don't see anywhere that "wireless technology" is marketed as being new. I do see "wireless laptop" technology as being new. Big difference ;)
     
  8. Macadonious

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    Quite on the contrary.........
    In 1957 the US Army had a machine, similar to a laptop, but much bulkier that sent messages to another system via satilite up link. Submarines used this "secert" technology to spy on others and not be tracked. The system was called APRANET. This was also the first LAN in the world. So wireless technology is rather old, but it is new to the average consumer. Hell fax machines was being used in WWII.
     
  9. Mr. PC Doc

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    I would go with the Centrino.. not as fast, but the battery on the laptop will last much longer
     
  10. Wet Chicken

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    We're not comparing apples to apples :D

    In 1957 computers took up a full room and weighted tons! All of that processor power you can now get in a $3.00 calculator and fit it in your pocket ;)
     
  11. Macadonious

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    ok, no point in arguing the facts. Just get a Centrino
     
  12. pronute

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    In 1957 there was no satilites to uplink to. Telstar 1 the worlds first communications satilite was launched on July 10, 1962.
    http://roland.lerc.nasa.gov/~dglover/sat/telstar.html
     
  13. Macadonious

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    You must have forgotten about Sputnik in 1957
     
  14. Wet Chicken

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    Correct me if I'm wrong... but wasn't sputnik from Russia?

    You were talking about "...the US Army..." ;)
     
  15. pronute

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    The Russian did launch sputnik in 1957 and it was the first man made satellite put into geo synchronous orbit, however it was only an experiment and all it could do was ping 3 times a second, the first communications satellite was Telstar 1. 1962
     
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