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Old 08-17-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default Mobile CPU question

so i have been searching for some Laptops so i can use when i am at college, i still live at home, but i have class for 3-4 hours, and i am forced to stay at school for 7-8 hours because i dont have a car so i have to ride the RTD.
While looking at laptops, i see a lot of AMD Turion 64 X2, and i was wondering how good are they.
and what are they usually compared to, from what i am guessing, its compared to the Centrino

EDIT - which one will be better in performance? the Turion or the Centrino?

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Old 08-17-2008, 05:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mobile CPU question

well centrino isnt actually a processor its a mobile platform by intel usually combining CPU,Chipset and Wireless they claim for better battery life and mobile performance

anyway the centrino platforms usually have an intel Core 2 duo at their heart and so i would say price for price the intel counterparts would be slightly better in most cases however check the cpu the laptop you wish to purchase has against any others for the price to ensure you are getting the best performance for your money as sometimes there are offers on

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