my mom goin to buy me notebook but what is the right CPU for it? Intel or AMD? I'm goin to use it for projects,assignment,research, net-surfing, :twisted: music, :twisted: watch movie, :twisted: lil games.. :wink:
Depends on your budget, and on your priority for gaming...
If looking for a laptop to work, and play a few basic games (leaving out Doom3, HL2, FEAR), there are nice Athlon 64/3500+ laptops by HP avail for sometimes right at $1000...; this one is a Toshiba with a Celeron-M, and does quite nicely at everything but high res gaming, but at 800x600x16, its even useable for the first COD game, old Quake3, etc.....
If playing FEAR and/or Doom3 on a laptp is vitally important, and there will not be an accompanying desktop for gaming, best look at Alienware or Dell 17" laptops equipped with either 6800U/7800Go integrated video....but they quickly push $2700 and up...
Which route you choose, is a matter of your conscience, and your mother's budget and generosity...
check if they are low voltage or regular voltage, then see if you want more processing power or more portiility (LV PMs last longer than reg PM, but it costs more and have lower processing power most of the time)
Unless you are going for a high end laptop the speed of the processor should not be your main consideration. Any new system with a P-M or Turion will do just about anything you need. In my opinion the order of consideration should be:
HD size 60 gig or more.
Memory size and type with a minimum of 1gig available space.
Brightness and resolution of the screen.
Ease of use (keyboard, mouse)
Features, (usb ports, wireless networking, upgradable video etc)