Centrino - relative speeds

  Diodorus Siculus 08:11 16 Feb 04

I am trying to help a friend buy a laptop PC but don't know what Centrino technology means in practice.

We are looking at a pentium Centrino 1.4Ghz Acer model and wonder what this would equate to in terms of a PIV processor. Is this even a sensible question to ask?

There seems to be a psychological block in my friend which will not allow her to accept that a Centrino 1.4 may be as fast as a PIV 2.6 which is the same price. The same reasoning behind Athlon's naming strategy for its processors a year or so ago, I suppose.

Any thoughts, comments etc. very welcome.

  hugh-265156 10:37 16 Feb 04

click here for info

also see box on right of page and click "compare performance"

  Diodorus Siculus 16:00 16 Feb 04

Thanks for that one; I found another article explaining it all and we have gone for a Centrino machine.

click here

  powerless 20:58 16 Feb 04

Its very silent...in fact you no hear it.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:33 16 Feb 04

Powerless - one of the reasons we went for it, despite it being slower (in theory - who'll notice anyway for typing letters...). Thanks for the response.

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