Hoffu, Wally Peanuts And Others Thinking Of Laptops
I got to build a new Centrino Laptop today the 1.7 GHz version and got all the info. Hoffu was right, kinda. The Centrino is mobile technology meaning that it is meant for mobile users. IT also takes certain factors to make a laptop centrino and has to be certified to be called centrino. You need the new Pentium 4-M processor (its not called centrino and the fastest speed for this version is 1.7 Ghz and as slow as 1.3Ghz) the 855 (PM or GM) chipset, and the Intel pro 2100 wireless card.
As far as performance it does outperform a 2.6 GHz pentium-m (the M means the older p4 mobile processor and not the desktop processor) on battery power only. The reason for this is that a laptop that is centrino certified will run at full 1.7 ghz on battery power when needed and the other p4-m will be downclocked to 50% its speed which is 1.3 Ghz. Also centrino laptops consume less power and the battery lasts longer.
So like I said unless you are mobile don't get a laptop the PC is alot better performance and cost wise. You can get a hard drive, monitor, docking station etc. for a laptop but now you are spending an uneccessary amount of money. You got more options with a PC or powerpc. Faster processors more hard drive space a wider range of sound cards with less latency and you have an easier time replacing parts on a PC then a laptop. if you have hard ware failure with a laptop you will have to send it in at lest with a PC you can go to the store and pick up a replacement.
So like I said laptops are garbage its my opinion cause I don't need one, I got a home studio and use my PC to record (until my Otari comes in thanks to Tony D's recommendation) and they will never outperform a PC's or Intel would have released a desktop version of the pentium mobile processor.
If you want a laptop get a powerbook, apple excels at photoshop and video/music apps.
anyone need advice on PC, apple or anything in general go ahead and email me. the addy is in my profile.
I was just stated my opinion, I work with it these things all day. I dont' even use intel in my studio, AMD for me.
I still say desktops will always outperform notebooks except in mobility.
but anyhoo, everyone can argue about this crap all day.
On a later note I might start selling these, they are made by ASUS and are pretty nice and had another meeting with a dist. IF anyone is interested hit me up with a email.
lol..."Hoffu was right kinda". Yes I am and not just kinda, lol...but no hard feelings. go ahead speak that outdated philosophy.
Looks like you got some cool toys there to play with.