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Brian_Fenner 10-31-2006 05:48 PM

Laptop Processor Decisions
 
I am going to order a custom built laptop for my wife for Christmas.........I've decided on the HP DV6000 series for various reasons.
Please give me your opinion of the following choices of processors for this laptop............money is sort of tight so I want good performance but don't want to spend more than I have to. It will be running XP Media Center with a free upgrade to Vista home premium. 80GB HD, 1 GB RAM.

Any help appreciated...........Thanks!


Mobile AMD Sempron(TM) 3400+ (1.80GHz/256KB)
Included in price

Mobile AMD Sempron(TM) 3500+ (1.80GHz/512KB)
+$20.00

AMD Turion(TM) 64 Mobile MK-36 (2.0 GHz/512KB)
+$60.00

AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-50(1.6GHz/256KB)
+$100.00

AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-52(1.6GHz/512KB)
Exceptional performance, power, and reliability.
+$125.00

Intel(R) Celeron(R) M Processor 420 (1.60 GHz)
Included in price

Intel(R) Celeron(R) M Processor 430 (1.73 GHz)
+$10.00

Intel(R) Core(TM) Solo processor T1350 (1.86 GHz)
+$60.00

Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor T2050 (1.60 GHz)
+$120.00

Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor T2250 (1.73 GHz)
+$145.00

freestyler105 10-31-2006 08:46 PM

Re: Laptop Processor Decisions
 
We really need to know what trhe computer is going to be used for.

If you want to multitask (use say Word, IM, E-mail, and browse the internet at the same time) go for the Core2Duo processor. You will notice a significant difference.

If there isn't going to be much multitasking going on, the included in price (Sempron 3400+) should be fine for basic apps (Word, IM, E-mail, and browse the internet). If you do want to upgrade it, however, I'd recommend the Turion MK-36.

Brian_Fenner 10-31-2006 09:36 PM

Re: Laptop Processor Decisions
 
Thanks for your input...........

The laptop will be used for some multi-tasking.........
It's a Media Center so there will be video, audio, and Office 2003 applications in addition to IE with possibly several running at the same time.

I don't mind upgrading some but the dual-core processors start to get into more mony than I care to spend on the package. Wish I won the lottery so it would be a no-brainer! :D

ownage 10-31-2006 10:23 PM

Re: Laptop Processor Decisions
 
intel core duo and core 2 duo are the best mobile processors out there. They have no competition in the mobile market. AMD's turion doesnt come close.

Brian_Fenner 11-01-2006 06:34 AM

Re: Laptop Processor Decisions
 
So it sounds like you guys are highly recommending going with dual core even at the $100+ premium.
Looks like you both recommend the Intel Duo over AMD Turion D-C...........
Looks like I need to cough up more $$ ;)

Any other comments welcome.............I plan to order early next week.

Thanks for your input!

browserjoe 11-01-2006 02:43 PM

Re: Laptop Processor Decisions
 
well you could give me your budget and i could build you one from HP. HP is a good choice for laptops btw.

Brian_Fenner 11-01-2006 06:50 PM

Re: Laptop Processor Decisions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by browserjoe
well you could give me your budget and i could build you one from HP. HP is a good choice for laptops btw.

:D
Don't ya wish...........hehee.

Yea I like HP alot more than Dell, that's for sure. The DV series is sweet.....even the case is awesome......a very high polished gloss that has "depth".
Dang, I'm jealous.........I'm getting this for my wife! Hopefully she'll let me use it too! :p

BTW - I've decided to get the "Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor T2050 (1.60 GHz) ".


Quote:

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borat_sagdiyev 11-01-2006 06:57 PM

Re: Laptop Processor Decisions
 
the Dell inspiron 6400 is a very good laptop.

mfrostbutter 11-02-2006 01:49 PM

Re: Laptop Processor Decisions
 
Keep in mind that there's the Core duo and the Core 2 Duo. The core is a 32 bit chip, the Core2 is 64

Brian_Fenner 11-02-2006 02:03 PM

Re: Laptop Processor Decisions
 
Thanks............but the Core 2 Duo is out of my price range.
It adds another $100+ on top of the additional $120 for the Duo ($220 total).

I have to draw the line somewhere. ;)


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