laptop CPU help!

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  1. ramseszerg

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    In 2 hours I'll be heading to buy a laptop.. My question is, between:

    Intel Pentium SU2700-1.30Ghz and Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500- 1.40Ghz, is there alot of difference in performance? What about in terms of battery drainage?

    In the Acer timeline series, the AS4810TZ-4473 has the former and AS4810T-8741 has the latter.. and the latter is 130 dollars more expensive.
     
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    Intel spec sheets.

    Intel® Core™2 Solo Processor ULV SU3500 (3M Cache, 1.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37133

    Intel® Pentium® Processor SU2700 (2M Cache, 1.30 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    http://ark.intel.com/product.aspx?id=42004

    I'd go with core2solo, faster mhz, more cache, lower tdp 5.5w vs 10w and has virtualisation 64bit support.

    Imho i wouldn't buy laptop on a whim. Careful and intense study of each brands model reliability and support is required. So research and take your time making a decision.
     
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  3. chess9

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    Sony and Asus are the best laptops made, IMHO. I have the Sony VAIO, and I bought my ex a new high end Asus. I'd put Toshiba in third place. Acer is worse than HP, IMHO. If you want to read the ratings of some of the laptops check at www.anandtech.com or google search.

    Do not buy a laptop based solely on price. Otherwise you will be hating life in 6 months. Equinox's views are correct, btw.

    -Robert
     
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  4. ramseszerg

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    What about battery drainage? Or is that included in the mumbo jumbo, lol.
     
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  5. chess9

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    It depends on the battery, the graphics gpu, and the cpu. At least three variables, and other smaller variables.

    -Robert
     
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  6. ramseszerg

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    All things being equal?
     
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  7. papatenis

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    Get a Mac. My teenage kids have Mac's and I have a HP.
    They never have problems (even with their heavy usage) but I have had many, many problems.
     
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  8. chess9

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    Don't buy an HP. Buy a Mac, or a Sony, or an Asus lappy. Wait until you can buy a quality lappy. Trust me, the poor ones will drive you nuts.

    -Robert
     
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  9. goran_ace

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    Yes, stay away from HP laptops. Low end laptops are cheap for a reason. We have a two year old HP laptop at home that is now just a very nice looking brick. Cheap components + bad engineering/design = catastrophic failure. Another reason to avoid HP is because their customer service is terrible and they do not stand behind their products.
     
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  10. Mansewerz

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    So Asus makes good laptops? How are their desktop pcs?
     
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  11. BobFL

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    Both CPUs are brutally underpowered. I would suggest to get something real if you do not want to end up frustrated. Why do you want this kind of CPU?
     
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  12. cucio

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    I'll put in one good word for HP laptops, since they have yet to disappoint me. I have an old HP2000CT which I bought second hand in 2000 and is still in working condition, if hopelessly obsolete (P-133, 32 MB RAM, 200 MB HD).

    My current laptop is an HP Compaq nc6120 which I use more than 8 hours a day since 2005. It had some problems with the motherboard at the beginning, got it replaced under warranty by a very friendly customer service which allowed me to keep my HD to avoid any accidental data loss.

    Furthermore, HP publishes their laptops service manuals and sells them without a compulsory MS Windows license, which I have no use for (I am a Linux user since 1996). In my opinion they make very good budget business laptops.

    EDIT:
    On the minus side, HP laptops are racist :) :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4DT3tQqgRM
     
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  13. ramseszerg

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    8 hours of battery life, less than an inch thick and 1.9kg body.
     
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  14. ramseszerg

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    double post
     
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  15. BobFL

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    Well, if mobility is your top priority then you have no choice. I used to have something similar and my experience is terrible. Now I have Nokia E55 if I need email on the go and Asus U3S for real computing. Ultra portable laptops are just not for me...

    Asus is outstanding manufacturer. I highly recommend their laptops especially higher end of their offering.

    Bob
     
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