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Centrino question

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by The_Unforgiven, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. The_Unforgiven

    The_Unforgiven KoEkWaUs

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    Hi guys,
    I need a new laptop and I actually don't really know what a centrino processor is. I know is designed for laptops, but that's all.
    When looking around for a laptop, I always notice that laptops with a centrino processor that are about the same price as ones without one (with a normal one, that is) have a lot less Mhz. Why is that? Why is the price still about the same. I've seen this with a 2.8 normal one and a 1.5 Ghz centrino. Were about the same price...

    Is centrino faster or what? Do I have to scale up the 1.5 GHz to compare it to other processors?

    thanks,
    The_Unforgiven
     
  2. The_Unforgiven

    The_Unforgiven KoEkWaUs

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    I've found something. Dunno if it's right, but it may help some..

    "Double the centrino clock speed, take off 0.2 = comparable P4 processor performance, info from Intel.
    So (1.6 x 2) - 0.2 = 3Ghz"
     
  3. damunzy

    damunzy recovering former mod Retired Moderator

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    You know more about it that I. :)
     

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