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Sorry for this stupid question

by nino88 / April 10, 2005 6:30 PM PDT

I'm planning to buy another laptop soon. Right now I had one with Pentium M and one with Pentium 4. I read a few threads here regarding the pentium with 64 bit channel or something. Should I wait for this? Would there be a Pentium M with 64 bit or it's there already? Do I need it to wait or you guys think the price gonna be way overboard ? Honestly, I don't even know what the 64 bits for anyway. Oh, I don't use my laptops for games.

Another question : does 1gb ram give much more speed than all my 512? Or that big of memory is just for gamers?

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It's the very near future. For me, it's now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2005 9:39 PM PDT

The office has a policy that all new machine shall be 64-bit capable. We don't care to buy machines with less than a few year fuse.

For us, the 64-bit extensions pay off in faster video processing speed and other things. Today there is software that uses it. In fact Windows XP (32-bit) with SP2 is using it.

Not the future. And if you don't get one with, then know you didn't so you don't complain later this year.

In regards to 1GB vs 512M RAM and speed. My benchmark of DVD production showed a 5 minute speedup over 6 hours. So yes it is faster.


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Except Pentium M doesn't have it, does it?
by Ryan T / April 10, 2005 10:01 PM PDT

But Bob, does Sonoma Pentium M have EM64T?

So is your office using only Athlon 64 notebooks for new purchases? What about the battery life?

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Today, yes. Battery..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2005 7:31 AM PDT

Life varies wildly with usage pattern and screen brightness. From under 2 to over 4 hours.


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There are no stupid questions, Nino...
by culture_of_one / April 11, 2005 5:10 AM PDT

Just people who are too stupid to ask! Wink

Sincerely, JDM

"May I not learn?" -W. Edwards Deming

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Thanks for the info
by nino88 / April 11, 2005 2:01 PM PDT

Thanks for the explanation. I've owned notebooks with Pentium M and 4. I just don't want to waste money buying another one just incase it becomes obsolete by end of this year. Well, I'll wait for a few months and see what's coming out. I have a feeling something big gonna come out soon since all the notebook prices suddenly have been going down (more and more rebates in the last few months).

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