Centrino vs P4 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2004, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 934
Default Centrino vs P4

Whats better between these two processors, im looking into buying a Laptop.

What processor do you recommend???

<font face=arial><h1>spfdz - NEVER FORGET</h1></font>
spfd is offline  
Old 02-17-2004, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 548
Send a message via AIM to aye29 Send a message via Yahoo to aye29

Pentuim-M has much better batter life. I have a 1.4Gz and I can get up to 6 hours on one charge. Some of the reivews I've read say that the 1.4P-M is the equivalent of 2.6P4. I don't know how acurrate that is but I'm very happy with the performance I get. I would recommend getting the fastest Pentium-M you can afford.

aye29 is offline  
Old 02-17-2004, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,258

basically is a slower clock with a larger and faster cache. The P4 is the workhorse processor that eat a ton of power. The M is a more elegant chip that does it better with less power.

Gives some info on the Pentium M
In depth information on the Centrino/pentium M stuff.
some more on Pentium 4 M
Info on Mobile Pentium 4.

Hope this helps.
Inaris is offline  
Old 02-17-2004, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,432

Centrino is only good if you want am integrated wi-fi, otherwise as they said the P4-M is the way to go.

<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">Desktop: 3.0ghz HT 800fsb P4, Chaintech 9CJS Zenith, 2x 512mb GEIL Dual Channel DDR400, 80gb 7200rpm ATA HD, Sapphire X800 XT Platinum Edition, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Speakers, Turbolink 420watt PSU, Black 19\" Orion Monitor, Logitech MX Duo and Win XP Home</marquee>
<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">My Wishlist: 74gb 10K SATA Western Digital Raptor...</marquee>
The Merlin is offline  
Old 02-17-2004, 04:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 788

for a centrino. Intel says you double the ghz and you get the equvilent of the p4.
XT is offline  
Old 02-17-2004, 06:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 205

Yeah, the centrino would be the best way to go. You could get higher performance from a desktop p4 in a laptop, like the 2.8, 3.0 ect. but you will pay for it in battery life. If you are going to plugged in all the time, then that wouldn't matter, but what's the point of a laptop if you never have it unpluged? The centrino's have great processing power and are unmatched in battery life.

Shuttle XPC SB61G2
P4 2.8 800 Mhz FSB
1024 Dual channel DDR400
ATI AIW 9700 Pro
120 GB Maxtor SATA
Lite-On 411S DVD+-R/RW
Logitech Elite Duo wireless KB/Mouse
nvalhalla is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.