What you put into your laptop comes down to the barebone that you use.
Originally posted by nitrag
1) how does the centrino compare to the P4?
2) how do the p4 and athlon 64 compare speed wise
3) if i go with the 64, i have the feeling ill be able to do everything fine, as long as it works 10min of encoding isn't going to make the difference to me...
4)which will give me the best all around performance, reliability, longest life?
1. Go the Centrino. The Centrino CPU is designed for Mobile Environments. It's been tweeked for the following :-
- better battery life
- better wireless cominication. In fact, a Centrino notebook MUST come with on board wireless.
Yes, there are some manufactures that supply Centreno Notebooks with out onboard wireless.
- better proformace with Office Applications.
I would avoid going for a P-IV processor on a notebook because of the over heating issues. Lost count the number of times I have seen a notebook chassis warp (even melt) due to heat from the CPU.
2. For a notebook enviroment, I focus more on Relabilty before Performance when it comes down to notebooks.
3. Is still don't feel comfortable with AMD in a Notebook enviroment mainly due to heating issues. But then again, when i see PRESCOTT in a notebook enviroment and I really get scared.
4. Relability is a key issue with notebooks. Go for the Centrino.