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Old January 29th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #1
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What is better with laptops : Centrino, Pentium, Intel?

I am looking at three laptops and here is what they list for Processors :

1) Intel Core 2 Duo
2) Intel Pentium Dual Core T2060
3) Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo

Which is the faster processor - I am going to be using it for Editing and graphics on either XP or Vista.

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Old January 29th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #2
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Those may all be different advertising terms for the same thing, and #2 is incorrect because the T2060 processor isn't part of the Pentium family. What you should do is find out the processor numbers for each computer and compare the features of those using information available on the Intel web site. My advice would be to look for something with a T7xxx processor, which are more advanced than the earlier T2xxx series.

I just bought a Core 2 Duo laptop with the T7400 processor running at 2.16 GHz, and it smokes any other computer I've ever owned - plus it can run for up to 7 hours without plugging into a wall using the optional "media bay" battery. It looks like the latest generation of laptops is finally powerful enough to replace desktops for all but the most demanding editing tasks: I can play 8 layers of DV with effects in real time using nothing but my internal laptop hard drive!

Here's what I bought after comparing many different laptops, and contemplating that I'm not a big fan of Dell:

http://www.dell.com/content/products...=04&l=en&s=bsd
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Old January 29th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for that. I am in Canada, so the prices are a little higher here. Ican get a Core Duo for about $999.00 - here is the link:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...71&catid=20354

It is not going to smoke your system, but it should be fast - and it is XP, so I don't have to worry about the hassles with Vista while it works out the bugs.
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