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#11359 18-Jan-2007 04:36
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I really have a big problem. I am going to buy a laptop and don't know which of these two processors is better. I heard that the Intel processor is better than the AMD one, but I need your opinions.


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  #58219 18-Jan-2007 08:49
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If you're going to be mobile with the laptop - surprisingly enough, many who buy portables don't use them for that purpose - check out the battery life. The longer the better.

Second, how much heat the laptop puts out is important no matter how you use it. A hot porty is no fun on your lap and some machines that I've tried get uncomfortably hot by around the area where you rest your hands when typing. A related issue here is how the heat is dissipated... some laptops have incredibly noisy little fans.

The above factors are related to your choice of CPU but I would give them priority over simple processor performance metrics.

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  #58221 18-Jan-2007 09:08
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Ditto to what Juha said, sometimes slower processor yield better user experience and longer battery life than what gruntier processor can do.

I have an UMPC (eo i7210) which has Pentium M ULV 1.2GHz with 1GB ram, and it is the highest processor rate than what is available out there today for its UMPC class. Yet it feels very warm-hot when holding it, no matter if A/C or battery operated.

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