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Old 06-18-2005, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help, which mobo/CPU combo is better?

I'm on a tight budget and I'm trying to buy a customized laptop from Puget (, going with Pentium M. I'm debating between 2 motherboards right now: Uniwill 245II0 and Sager 4880. The Uniwill has Intel Extreme Graphics2 (64 MB) while the Sager has ATI Mobility Radeon x700 PCI-E 256 MB. I'm not looking to game much, so will 64 MB suffice?

Another thing is that the Uniwill only supports 400 MHz Pentium-M's; the Sager supports 533 MHz Pentium-M's; is there much of a difference between processors almost the same clock speed?

To save time, I've listed the parts I'm talking about below and their prices. All recommendations are welcome!


Uniwill 245II0 $783.13
14.1" TFT 1024x768
Intel Extreme Graphics2 64mb
Dimensions: 12.1" x 10.2" x 0.9" ~ 1.4" (sloped)
Weight: 5 lbs, (2.3 kg)

Onboard: 3D Audio AC'97 V2.3 compliant, SPDIF Output, Two Stereo Speakers, 10/100 Ethernet, 56K V.92 Modem, 802.11B/G Minipc, 4-in-1 Media Card Reader: SD, MMC, MS, MSPro, 4 USB 2.0, 1 IEEE 1394 port, 1 Mic-in jack, 1 Headphone/SPDIF jack, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet plug, 1 RJ-11 Modem plug, 1 External VGA, 1 S-Video output port, 1 PCMCIA Card Type II, 1 DC-in jack, 4 in 1 Card Reader, 1 Bluetooth expansion port

Sager 4880 $1163.53
15" SXGA+ 1400 x 1050
ATI Mobility Radeon X700 PCI-E 256mb
Dimensions: 1.75" x 12.85" x 10.75"
Weight: 7.8lbs.

Onboard: Integrated CMOS Video Camera, Built-in 4-in-1 Card Reader, Integrated AZALIA compliant interface, Touchpad with 4 Way Scrolling Button, 1 Type II PCMCIA Slot, Infra Red, Wireless Fast IR interface, 4 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 IEEE-1394 Port (4 PIN), 1 S/PDIF out, 1 headphone, 1 microphone, 1 line-in, 1 RJ-45, 1 RJ-11, 1 SVGA video, 1 S-Video TV-out, 1 Infrared, 1 Parallel, Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet LAN, V.90 56K Fax/Modem

CPUs in mind:
Pentium-M 1.8 GHz 400 MHz $392.05
*Supported by both
Pentium-M 1.86 GHz 533 MHz $408.64
*Supported only by Sager model

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Old 06-18-2005, 06:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're not gonna game much, then get the Uniwll and 1.8 Ghz processor, but it's damn pricey. You would be better off buying a nice one for home/office off or something.
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