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Old 05-28-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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I'm getting a budget laptop; a nice looking compaq probably....but i was wondering...which one would be a better processor. I'm comparing two laptops that are basically the exact same.
laptop 1: AMD sempron 3000+ 1.8ghz

laptop 2: AMD Turion 64 ML-34 1.8GHz

which one is better?

oh; and the sempron is like 100$ cheaper but the hd is also 20gb smaller than laptop 2
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I have to admit, the new Compaq looks damn good. I would get the Turion because it uses low power transistors and has better sleep states which helps in giving better battery life and quiter/cooler operation. The ML-34 runs at 1MB L2 cache I think which is impressive.
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so the 100 dollars is worth the extra battery; quieter/cooler operation, and 20gb more of hd
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Turon, saves battery.

And to your second post, for a budget laptop? No. For a bit better media laptop. Yes.
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The second laptop has 20GB more which is nice to have since we put so much stuff on our PC's these days. It is definitely worth the extra $100. Turion is all about power management and it's 64 bit. I don't know much about that Sempron besides the fact that they have low cache which makes them so cheap.
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