Pentium Centrino

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  1. XtremelyCanadian

    XtremelyCanadian I play hockey.....EH

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    I was over at best buy looking to buy a new laptop and was checking out the new intel processors. What is the deal with this new Centrino ???? Most of the laptops with Centrino were way more expensive than one with a faster pentium 4 chip. What's the difference ???
     
  2. shastaisforwinners

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  3. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    Centrino are faster than similar-MHz pentium 4m chips, and more battery-effficient. If you can afford one, buy it.
     
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    What aimless said. If you can afford it, buy it. They have more cache, run significantly cooler... Pretty much the ultimate labtop chip.
     
  5. astro1112

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    they also have integrated wireless internet, so if that is a deciding factor then it will be a plus. centrino is actually a combo of a lighter laptop (weight), more effecient battery algorithms and wireless internet. without all three, it is just a p4m+ laptop.
     
  6. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    I have a 1.3ghz centrino dell 600m, I love it.
     
  7. JimboJones

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    Actually, the chip in the Centrino is called Pentium M.
    It is not based on the Pentium 4 and is not called the Pentium 4M.
    The original silicon basis is with the Pentium 3, but it is redesigned from the ground up with a focus on performance and efficiency as well as a change in the manufacturing process.
    It will outperform Pentium 4s with much higher clock speeds in many applications.
    If you have the money, it would make a great investment for a laptop.
     

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