With all the Editor's Choice (and similar) awards given to the P4 notebooks, it was difficult for the average consumer not to feel confident in purchasing one. That was unfortunate.
Remember the Dell Inspiron 5150...especially when your furnace breaks and in the dead of winter.
Q: Too much heat?
by satish_997 - 3/27/08 11:16 AM My laptop gets exceedingly hot whenever I use it, and it only has 1.66Ghz Centrino CPU. First off, how hot is too hot when it comes to laptop components such as CPU and HDs? Second, newer laptops seem more and more powerful, but are they still managing to keep cool enough from damaging the components?
I don't want to buy a laptop with the fastest processor and best graphics only for it to slow down due to heat damage.
A: That's a big problem...
by Dan_Ackerman - 3/27/08 11:18 AM I did a whole series on laptop cooling devices last year -- stands and fans, etc. I actually just got some new laptop bags in with some kind of "phase-changing" cooling material in them -- I'll be checking them out next week. Most important -- and I see a lot of people do this -- don't block the vents on your laptop!
Q: Pentium 4 laptops.
by R. Proffitt - 3/27/08 11:12 AM Here I ran into those for years and have declared all of them "a small disaster zone under 10 pounds."
Why didn't anyone do a Monty Python "Run away!"
A: That's why
by Dan_Ackerman - 3/27/08 11:14 AMPeople should read reviews before buying laptops (hopefully my reviews...)