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March 15, 2005 6:47:07 AM

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Which of the following configuration is more suitable for web-surfing?

Athlon XM-2800+ with FSB of 266MHz versus
Celeron M350 (1.3GHz) with FSB of 400MHz versus
Celeron 2.8GHz with FSB of 400MHz

Thanks.

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Anonymous
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March 15, 2005 6:47:08 AM

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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 03:47:07 GMT, "John Smith" <someone@microsoft.com>
wrote:

>Which of the following configuration is more suitable for web-surfing?

Given you're list of chips, I'm guessing that you're talking about a
laptop here?

>Athlon XM-2800+ with FSB of 266MHz versus

Best performance, good price and good power consumption.

>Celeron M350 (1.3GHz) with FSB of 400MHz versus

Lower performance, highest price and best power consumption

>Celeron 2.8GHz with FSB of 400MHz

Lower performance, good price and by far the worst power consumption


The Celeron 2.8GHz can very safely be ruled out, you don't want to
touch one of those. The price should be roughly the same as the
AthlonXP-M chip, but it's power consumption will be higher (ie shorter
battery life) and performance will be much lower.

My choice of the three would probably be the AthlonXP-M. The power
consumption should be only slightly higher than the Celeron-M (a chip
that is basically a Pentium-M with some of it's cache and power saving
features disabled), but it's performance should also be higher and it
should also be about $50-$100 cheaper. On the flip side though, it
can be rather tough to find an AthlonXP-M notebook.

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Tony Hill
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March 17, 2005 2:18:59 AM

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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 03:47:07 GMT, "John Smith" <someone@microsoft.com>
wrote:

>Which of the following configuration is more suitable for web-surfing?
>
>Athlon XM-2800+ with FSB of 266MHz versus
>Celeron M350 (1.3GHz) with FSB of 400MHz versus
>Celeron 2.8GHz with FSB of 400MHz
>
>Thanks.
>
For Web browsing anyone of them has more than enough power. Same goes
to regular MS Office tasks. I would though pick the Athlon. In
addition to what Tony Hill said, I should mention that Celerons tend
to appear in top-branded laptops, while Athlons usually found in
no-name ones (HPQ being a notable exception, but even they position
Intel as a premium brand, and AMD as a cheaper alternative). The
brands, while adding quite a bit to the price, are irrelevant these
days - all laptops anyway are designed and built in Taiwan, or even
China, of mainly Asian components. When you call support line, you
will be greeted by someone with Indian accent no matter what a big
brand name you bought. So why pay extra?
!