Right I am thinking of getting a laptop. I want it to be mobile so I first decided on a centrino. However lately my attention has been shifted to the Atlon XP-M as these systems seem to weigh about the same.
My question to you guys is what are the differences between the Athlon XP-M and the centrino what strenghs and weaknesses do they have?
I will be using this laptop for gaming and work. If I go for the atlon I will be able to get a R9600 instead of a R9000 (both 64MB) and a 7200rpm HDD instead of a 5400 rpm HDD.(as the processor is a lot cheaper)
However I really want to know about the processors. If I know enough about them then I can decide on the rest of the system later.
I was thinking along the lines of a 1.4-1.6 centrino or a ~2500+ athlon.
As for the fanboys: I want some facts not just ranting this is better with no reason. I mean you can still rant about one being better than the other just try to confince me with facts!
Thanks in advance (PS if it matters I live in holland)
I think that's not a very easy one... The extra goodies on the AXP system really shine, but centrino is probably the best choice for a laptop... extra battery life and more than adequate performance... But hey, if going AXP means getting a 7200rpm drive, then you should do that... HDs are the biggest performance botlenecks on laptop systems...
Can you tell me where you thinking getting the notebook from? I am also trying to buy notebook in the next few months. But I haven't seen any place that offered 7200 RPM or 9600 radeom with athlon-xp. Ty for the info in advance!