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Pentium M Processor?
« on: November 04, 2006, 10:40:48 PM »

Looking to buy a laptop (in the $600-700 range from Dell).  Is the Pentium M processor any good?  Don't know much about any of the new technology.  How does it rank against the P4, celeron.  Obviously the new core duo is better but I dont' have a boatload of cash to spend. 
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Re: Pentium M Processor?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2006, 05:34:07 AM »

well, the celeron sucks, so anything* is better. 

i have a pentium 4, not m in mine, and it's heavy as hell but runs fast. 
i have a friend with a pentium m,  and it runs slooooow  in mul*funbags*aking, but that thing also only has 512 MB of RAM, and i dont think he ever defrags his HD.


that said, if you need it, and it's all you can afford, get it.
that also said, if you don't need it TODAY,  I would wait, because DELL should have a new line out soon, INTEL is going to increase their production on newer sets soon, and prices should fall a bit.
finally, IF* price is that big a deal, you might consider shopping dell outlet... -  I would never buy a refurb laptop, but I would consider one that's a cancelled order.   it's very hit and miss, stuff usually disappears within an hour of posting it, but the deals ARE there...


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Re: Pentium M Processor?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2006, 09:20:37 AM »

Miz, have you been scouring the various deal sites for Dell discounts?

When I bought my Dell laptop, I remember getting a great discount, but there was an elaborate process to get it.  It involved applying several codes in order during a certain window while different promotions were overlapping.

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2006, 04:43:20 PM »

burzoom , dystopia- thanks for the input. 

My current laptop is an old 750mhz pIII, so anything but a celeron will be considerably faster.  I'm not a graphics designer or anything so I dont plan on having adobe photoshop and macromedia, and big programs open at the same time, and I probably wont even run any games off it.  the most "multitasking" i'll be doing is tab surfing between gh, fgi and microsoft word. 

I also have a 3 year old 2.5ghz P4 in my desktop, so I'm curious how much slower the M processor is than a P4.  If I multitask editing software on the desktop, it starts running slow also, so as long as the M is just as fast as the P4 or at least significantly faster than a celeron I'm ok. 

I'll probably keep a closer eye out on slickdeals from now on in case there are any deals.  I got that desktop through a slickdeals ad for $450 a while back.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2006, 02:55:02 PM »

Yeah, slickdeals is a great site, as is fatwallet.

Also, some of the laptop-specific sites track the current deals, too.
http://www.notebookforums...eviews/laptop-coupons.php
http://www.notebookreview.com/dellCoupon.asp

Plus, their forums are helpful:
http://www.notebookforums.com/forum72.html
http://forum.notebookreview.com/
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Re: Pentium M Processor?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2006, 03:58:54 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_M

The Wikipedia says that a 1.6 GHz Pentium M is approximately equivalent to a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4. 

The "M" stands for mobile, and it's a low-power (but not low-performance) chip.  Celeron is a low-cost (and low-performance) chip.  Pentium 4 uses more power, and wasn't designed for laptops (not that it won't work, but the chip uses more power and gets hotter than the M version).


If you're seriously only going to use the machine for web surfing and reading/writing Word docs, you probably don't care as much about the processor.  If those Word docs are big and/or you're reading tons of web pages or watching a few YouTube videos at once, I'd go for a little higher RAM over a few MHz in processor speed.
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2006, 09:51:49 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_M

The Wikipedia says that a 1.6 GHz Pentium M is approximately equivalent to a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4. 

The "M" stands for mobile, and it's a low-power (but not low-performance) chip.  Celeron is a low-cost (and low-performance) chip.  Pentium 4 uses more power, and wasn't designed for laptops (not that it won't work, but the chip uses more power and gets hotter than the M version).


If you're seriously only going to use the machine for web surfing and reading/writing Word docs, you probably don't care as much about the processor.  If those Word docs are big and/or you're reading tons of web pages or watching a few YouTube videos at once, I'd go for a little higher RAM over a few MHz in processor speed.

thanks for the info w_g.  PM for MP it is.   Grin

dystopia - thanks for the dell coupon link. Thumbs Up
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