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AMD or pentium

by sepandee / April 10, 2007 5:35 AM PDT

I'm planning on buying a new laptop soon since my current HP ZT3000's monitor does not work properly (works 1/50 times the laptop is turned on) so it's constantly hooked to an external and... well, no longer a laptop (costs around $600 to have it fixed by buying a new motherboard).

I remember when I bought a desktop 6 years ago I went with an AMD because they were generally cheaper than the pentiums, and performance-wise they were almost the same. With all this new intel dual-core, Inter core duo and AMD dual-core, I'm kinda lost now. What's the best option out there?

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by steve749 / April 10, 2007 5:41 AM PDT
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What metric do you use to determine "best"? If it is performance then the Core 2 Duo would be the winner while if it is bang for the buck then it may vary a bit. I would suggest a dual core laptop, e.g. Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo(which is the successor to Core Duo) or AMD Turion 64 x2, if you do any CPU-intensive tasks. I would likely stay away from Celeron or Sempron laptops unless you don't mind having a low power processor as these are for low-end systems which isn't the same as saying they use less electricity.

Regards,
JB

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depends on price
by ramarc / April 10, 2007 6:03 AM PDT
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definitely go with a dual core laptop. there are 3 main flavors: intel core duo, intel core 2 duo, and amd turion 64 x2. sometimes you'll see "pentium dual core" which is really a core duo.

the turion 64 x2s are about as fast as a core duo at the same processor speed (GHz); core 2 duo is about 12% faster at the same processor speed.

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