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Laptop CPU pointers please

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by speedyj, 16 Jun 2006.

  1. speedyj

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Mar 2006

    Posts: 635

    Location: Suffolk

    I'm looking for a lappie to do general stuff (no powergaming etc)

    Can someone give me a rundown of the available CPU's and how they compare as I'm having trouble finding a good site for comparrissons.
    I'd like it to be fairly quiet and it will not go out very often.

    Thankyou in advance.
     
  2. Stelly

    Don

    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,043

    Location: Liverpool

    it would be a mjor help if you gave us your price range mate

    Stelly
     
  3. MichaelHo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,242

    Location: London, UK

    coreduo is the main cpu atm. faster your chip the more faster your laptop i guess.
    theres a new intel conroe chip coming out for the laptop too. depend if you want to wait or not.
     
  4. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 28,231

    Location: Rutland

    Merom is the new laptop chip, whilst Conroe is the desktop version (but will be used in some laptops because its cheaper then Merom.)
     
  5. speedyj

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Mar 2006

    Posts: 635

    Location: Suffolk

    I'm hoping to buy something S/H if possible thats why I'd like to compare CPU's to see what would give the best price / performance ratio.

    Only looking to spend upto £500 really, I'm not looking at newer CPU's at all.

    How do the intel and AMD mobile chips compare for instance.
     
  6. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 28,231

    Location: Rutland

    The Turion chips are pretty good, the Athlon 32bit chips weren't amazing, you'd be better off with a Pentium-M based system. Avoid P4-M and Celerons like the plague though.
     
  7. MichaelHo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,242

    Location: London, UK

    if you can push abit more you can get a new macbook for £663
     
  8. speedyj

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Mar 2006

    Posts: 635

    Location: Suffolk

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  9. stigggeh

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,900

    for a little over 500 you can get a NEW entry level core duo laptop if you look around.