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Would I notice any difference between a P4 3.06 and 1.6 Centrino?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FuzzyWuzzy, Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. FuzzyWuzzy

    FuzzyWuzzy Thread Starter

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    And also will the centrino run photoshop, multitasking and play video/DVDs well?
     
  2. batharoy

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    DO NOT regret your decision to to return your P4 for a Centrino.
    From what I gather in your other posts you will be happy that you
    have a laptop with all the energy saving optimizations. Just think of it this
    way while all your class mates are moaning and groaning about how their
    laptop is dead you will still be happily typing your papers and reports. :D

    And to answer your ?'s yes it will do all those things just not at the
    same time.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    It's bound to be slower, but whether you notice any significant difference will depend on the applications you use. A 1.6ghz machine is plenty to play DVD's and do typical office applications, but it's not a game machine.
     
  4. FuzzyWuzzy

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    thanks guys. Well i wasnt planning on using any laptop for games period. thats what desktops are for.

    (y)

    Mobility is why I got centrino - size, weight, battery life, stays cooler Iheard too due to some of the metal parts like the outer casing.
     
  5. FuzzyWuzzy

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    well from what i was told, and read from intel that a 1.5 centrino should run as fast if not fastet than a 2.8 P4 due to the 1MB cache.

    Im mainly gonna be running web, email, word, office xp, photoshop, quark, mp3's, dvds, thats it.
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, I don't know who thinks the 1.5gig Centrino runs as fast as a 2.8gig P4, but I'd disagree with that assessment. :)
     
  7. FuzzyWuzzy

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    so you think it matches a 2.8gig p4?
     
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    No, I don't think it matches a P4-2.8gig processor.
     
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