Pentium M (Part of the Centrino branding-- not to be confused with the Pentium 4-M) basically combines the best of the P-III with the best of the P4. With the Pentium M you get geat performance, less heat, and longer battery life. What's not to love? Con is the price.
Make sure your Pentium M notebook comes with the 855PM and not the 855GM (integrated graphics-- although as far as integrated graphics go, this is pretty good)
<A HREF="http://www.intel.com/products/mobiletechnology/centrino/" target="_new">http://www.intel.com/products/mobiletechnology/centrino/</A>
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