The short answer after a discussion with some Intel rep at an embedded conference is that P4 laptops are for those customers that want a "real P4" or have some "specification" for such a CPU and can't get the newer CPU in the purchase order.
After that, there's very little difference except the battery life and Watts.
I currently own the Compaq Presario R3038CL, which operates on a Pentium 4. I like the notebook, although the battery seems to last only about 1 hour. After reading reviews on other notebooks I'm still confused on which one would be the right fit for me. I am a Real Estate Agent and need a notebook that is fast, can perform multiple tasks at once, without slowing it down, has a long battery life, is wireless, and is on the lighter side. Would a notebook with a Pentium M processor be a better fit? And which ones would be best?
I have seen the HP Pavillion ZT3349cl recently, but I'm not sure if it is a good machine, or if there are other ones that might be better. My price range is up to $1600. I would be very thankful for any suggestions.
Thanks a bunch