Did you know that the pentium M i based off of the pentium 3 architecture.The p3 architecture is way more stable, but back then the speed was just limited by technology. intel will be changing the pentium 4 architecture in the near future and going back to the p3 architecture since we hve more advanced proecessor technology now. I know this has nothin to do with the question, was just in the mood to ramble
Get a pentium m. I think anandtech did an article and posted results that showed that the pentium m solutions at lower clock speeds performed better than the pentium 4 notebook solutions at higher clock speeds.
A PM is faster than a P4. A PM 1.6 is as fast as a P4 2.4. If you're getting a laptop buy the PM because it also uses less power and conserves battery life. P4's are garbage. The extreme versions are a waste of money. Buy FX. If you buy a desktop you should go with a AMD 64 CPU. If you buy laptop get a PM.