Intel laptop processors
S. Anthony Sequeira
tony at sequeira.org.uk
Tue Oct 26 11:33:24 PDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 18:43, Jason Gurtz wrote:
> On 10/25/2004 16:26, S. Anthony Sequeira wrote:
> > I have been asked for advice on buying a Sony Viao laptop with the
> > option of the following range of processors? To be honest, I have *no*
> > idea, anywhere I can do some research?
> In reality, there are (other than celeron) just two mobile processors now.
> Pentium-M (Dothen 90 nM process w/ 2MB L2 cache) 713 Banias model w/ 1MB
> L2 cache on it's way out, don't get it.
> Pentium-4m (you would be crazy to buy this... Very hot, very poor battery
> life. Potentially only marginally faster than fastest Pentium-M)
> The Pentium-M comes in 3 flavors. Regular, Low-voltage, and ultra-low
> voltage. I think very soon, if not already there will be a 1.2 Ghz
> ultra-low voltage out. See: <http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=19213>
> for the easy tech details. Note that the 533Mhz bus versions which also
> have the NX bit and run on the Sonoma chipset w/ PCI express, are not out
> until Q1 next year!
> Unfortunately it seems as if just the smallest, ultra-portable laptops
> (12" screen) come with the ultra-low voltage chips. Battery life is
> really excellent with those as they only pull about 10 Watts or so.
> OTOH, battery life is really pretty good with the regular voltage P-M's
> also and they're really fast. I'd get the fastest I could afford. (I luv
> the thinkpad T series :)
> What about Celeron-M (Pentium-M with less cache)? Only if you're flat
> broke (I'd just wait till I had more money and get the P-M).
> Happy shopping!
Thanks Jason, I'll pass this on to my brother.
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