Question about the new Pentium processor

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    The Centrino is a combination of a CPU, chipset, and wireless hardware. The CPU is called the Pentium-M, which is not the same as the Pentium 4-M. Here, this link should clear up some details: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,109606,00.asp

    What TravisS was saying is correct. From what I have read, the Pentium-M outperforms the Pentium 4-M. If you click the "I" next to that dropdown box he was talking about, it explains about the CPU.

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    doesnt centrino also have better built-in power management? i heard it uses alot less power than the p4-m

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    Yes, like I said earlier you can expect about 30 more minutes of battery life. Which of course on a laptop, is a lot

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    Does AMD have a specific processor for laptops, or do they just slightly modify their "regular" processors for use with laptops?

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    Originally posted by TravisS
    Yes, like I said earlier you can expect about 30 more minutes of battery life. Which of course on a laptop, is a lot
    Some laptops can actually get ~6hrs of battery life from a centrino, comparing the avg. 2 - 3 hrs.

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    It's called the Athlon MP...but it's kind of unique, it's also used in dual proc mobo's in desktops.
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    That's kinda confusing. Just call it the AMD Mobile Athlon

    The real athlon MP is used for multi-processor systems. I'm pretty sure there is a difference between the Athlon MP and the Mobile Athlon.



    @Alpha:
    I was just getting what I was saying from the Dell website. When we were looking at laptops the ones with Centrino had about 30 minutes more than the non Centrino ones

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