Is a CELERON Processor THAT bad?

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  1. Melo 15

    Melo 15 Guest

    I want a laptop, but I'm not trying to spend a shit load of money.

    Front page of Best Buy's ad this Sunday displays a Toshiba for $849. Specs include:

    2.0ghz Celeron
    15" display
    256mb ram
    30 gig hd
    DVD/CD-RW

    I always hear people talk down apon the Celeron, but why? What are the negatives?
     
  2. D_Nice

    D_Nice Super-Moderator Super Moderator

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    I love celeroms
     
  3. fr0ng

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    Celery?
     
  4. fr0ng

    fr0ng Guest

    And yes, a Celeron is THAT BAD.


    You're basically getting outdated Pentium 3
     
  5. Midgetized

    Midgetized Don't mess with Douche Cat

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    Make up your mind, is it a celerom or a celeron? :fawk:
     
  6. Nemesis_152

    Nemesis_152 I'm a delicate desert flower from Arizona.

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    Celerons ride the short bus
     
  7. Nacho

    Nacho Fancy words here.

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    My old desktop setup had a celeron. It was real stable. Not too fast, but it'll do for general purpose crap.
     
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  9. Melo 15

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    :hs: Like my desktop has a P4, what differences will I notice with a Celeron? I really can't justify spending too much on a laptop. And even when you get a descent deal, like say you find one for $1,500, you gotta pay like $2,000 upfront, and then get $500 worth of rebates that take months to get back. Fuck that. :(
     
  10. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    Celeron's are like p3's with the frontside bus chopped off, so they suck, but then there is the celeron-a which is very good.
     
  11. M4A1

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    celerons are fucking horrible. dont waste your money.
     
  12. Xoria

    Xoria Keep the change, ya filthy animal.

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    dont waste your money on a celeron. seriously. if youre going to buy something, buy something GOOD.

    same goes with geforce mx video cards when youre trying to get something quality.
     
  13. fatmoocow

    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    try buying one from someplace other than best buy :slap:
     
  14. Melo 15

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    Ehh!!! What's the difference? I don't know what front bus or cache means... :rofl: How is that gunna effect me?
     
  15. Sonic

    Sonic Live every day to the fullest, for yesterday is go

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    For 99 percent of your needs, they are fine.

    Just don't try to game with them.
     
  16. P-chan

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    He's talking about a laptop :uh:
     
  17. P-chan

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    !clue

    Go read up on S478 Celerons, which is what he's talking about. Unless you typo'ed and meant P4's, in which case you'd be correct, you're mistaken.
     
  18. phatmonky

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    celerons ARE that bad.
     
  19. P-chan

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    Melo : what are you using it for?
     
  20. Slimmy

    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    Got my parents a Dell Inspiron 1100 with a Celeron 2.0, it's fine for them, it just needs a bit more memory.
     
  21. kaldurak

    kaldurak Gimme some sugar baby.

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    This is the celeron producing power:
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    Now this is the Front Side Bus on a Celeron chip - all that power trying to be forced througha tiny tiny hole.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Xoria

    Xoria Keep the change, ya filthy animal.

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    :rofl: nice example
     
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  24. M4A1

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    :rofl: kaldurak
     
  25. kaldurak

    kaldurak Gimme some sugar baby.

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    :) I was considering using a "running of the bulls" pic, but I wanted the point across very clearly.

    Lots of power - small spaces.
     

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