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Mynameismatt



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Centrino new
      #10029 - 09/09/04 09:55 PM
I need a mobile laptop for uni

I want to run cubase and Reason

Should i go for a Centrino or a P4?


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Ted
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Re: Centrino new [Re: Mynameismatt]
      #10041 - 09/09/04 10:21 PM
Centrino, bar none.


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AJ
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Re: Centrino new [Re: Mynameismatt]
      #10235 - 10/09/04 08:38 AM
I've got a P4. It's OK but I wish I'd got a centrino.


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mattneighbour
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Re: Centrino [Re: AJ]
      #10322 - 10/09/04 10:31 AM
My Centrino is great. I can run flat out on batteries for about 2 hours ('always on' mode for audio work), or 5 hours on battery-saving modes, useful for working in the library etc. Also consider Pentium-M laptops with 802.11g wireless networking as these are the same processor just with a faster wireless network card. They can't be called Centrino as Centrino refers to wireless-b cards.

Matt


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Re: Centrino new [Re: mattneighbour]
      #10367 - 10/09/04 11:36 AM
P4 are faster though right? Centrino are quiter and last on batteries longer and lighter


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jalapeno
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Re: Centrino new [Re: jimbob]
      #11141 - 11/09/04 06:48 PM

Faster is not an absolute. I think Martin Walker did some tests and his conclusion was something like (for Audio software) a 1.5Ghz Pentium-M was equivalent to a 2.6Ghz Pentium-4 .... or something like that anyway. Have a google for comparisons, and browse the old forum too.


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