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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Buying a new laptop...

Which is better? Intel(R) Core(TM) Solo processor T1350 (1.86 GHz)
AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-34 (1.8GHz/1MB L2 Cache) ? Any help would be appreciated..

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Re: Buying a new laptop...

Unless you have a need for a 64-bit OS, I would suggest considering the Core Solo. With that said, the T1350 is a new chip introduced through Dell that runs at a slower FSB (667mhz vs 533mhz), and that may impact performance. I have not seen any benchmarks comparing it to the T1400 (1.86ghz with 667FSB), but I'm guessing those will come soon. Now, with all of that said, the Core Solos have a reputation for good performance and battery life, which is why I recommend it over the Turion.

Of course there are other things to consider regarding laptops besides CPU...

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Re: Buying a new laptop...

Go AMD. You can run a 32Bit OS on the 64bit CPU and when 64bit is more widely supported you can easily change out to the 64bit XP or whatever
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Re: Buying a new laptop...

When I was searching for a laptop (I bought a mac, but I won't get into that discussion) I basically googled X Vs. Y and found tons of articles and write ups. Now that I mention it, when my in-laws were shopping for one, I did that same google searhc for the AMD vs. Intel. The laptop with the AMD chip was significantly cheaper-plus it was on sale. *I remember finding out that the Intel wasn't that much more superior from the AMD, although it had its benefits. *There is the cost saving dillema. This was about a year and half ago. Still, don't buy without researching. There is so much info out there. If you thought of it, someone wrote about it.

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