The battle for lower price and market share forces the vendors to never let battery time get too high or too low. But you can usually opt for a larger battery which makes the battery score not such a deciding factor.
For me, I'm waiting to see the new dual core Turions.
I am looking to buy a new 'thin and light' notebook. I have been reading the reviews, and the Dell XPS M140 (with the regular pentium m processor) is at the top of the charts in both performance and battery life according to the BAPCo MobileMark 2005. The M140 had a performance score of 238 and battery life of 354.
Yet the HP Pavillion dv1000t (with the new Core Duo processor) had lower scores. The dv1000t had both a performance score of 232 and battery life of 232. The performance is only 6 points shy of the M140 (238-232=6) but the battery life is 122 less (354-232=122).
Here is a link the the review I am talking about...
I was reading a review of the new Core Duo processor. And it is supposed to give a performance increase of approx. 30% while reducing power consumption by nearly 30%.
Here is a link the that review...
So my questions are...
Why is the single core M140 out performing the dual core dv1000t in both categorys?
Is it ok to buy a single core or should I go with a dual core since it is the product of the future?
What computer would you go with, the M140 or dv1000t?