I'm thinking of buying a laptop lately, I've determined what I need for most components, however I'm unsure what CPU speed I should look for. I'm considering either mobile pentium III 800, 850, 900, or 1GHZ. I know there's quite a big price difference, but what about the actual performace? Is the 900 or 1GHZ really necessary? or could I live with a 800?
If anyone knows the actual performace boost (in%) plz help me out.
I got the 700mhz in mine.
my choices were from 650 - 850.
it was around $300 more for the 850.
buy a good laptop, and you can upgrade the processor later when the prices are more reasonable.
Independant thought is good.
It won't hurt for long.
Like the other guy siad, I would suggest gettin the Mobile Athlon 4.
But if you want a PIII, I think both 900mhz and 1,000mhz (especially 1,000mhz) is not worth your money for just a laptop. I would suggest an 800-850 speed step. If your looking for great performance at a reasonable price, not like the EXPENSIVE IBMs, go get yourself a DELL Inspiron. Particulary the 8000 series that comes with either 16mb or 32mb Geforce2 Go video "card" Those laptops also has great screens with great all around performance compared to other laptops at the same price.