I am looking at buying a new laptop and wanted to get some opinions on processor options. I will basically only be using the computer for internet browsing and running Microsoft Office. I will probably do some occassional gaming as well but this is less of a priority. I am looking for a reliable processor that will perform well for my modest application.
Pentium vs. AMD for my application - which is best?
How is AMD's bus speed different than Pentium's FSB? Is the higher AMD speed an advantage?
Would the 2 Mb cache in the Pentium T5800 be a major advantage over the other, 1 Mb models?
If you're not gaming, not much difference between 1 mb cache or 2. The smaller cache may actually run cooler, a definate plus in laptops. My best recommendation is to use at least 2 gb of memory with vista; 4 is better, but don't pay too much of a premium for it. Laptop memory is dirt cheap at Fry's electronics when they have specials listed in their ads.
For the internet browsing and office it really does not matter much. Just get the cheapest one wich suits all Your other requirements. For ocasional gaming look for one that has at least half decent video card. If You give links to exact laptops You are looking at it might be easier to point You in the right dirrection.