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I would be very grateful for some help on sum stuff for a laptop as I am looking to buy one.
Does anyone have any idea how much better an Athlon 3000+ processor is compared to an Athlon 2600+ (in terms of power and cost - how m,uch eztra would u pay?). Also how about Cnetrino technology 1.4 or 1.5??? All help needed...really grateful
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(Original post by lgs98jonee)
Hi
I would be very grateful for some help on sum stuff for a laptop as I am looking to buy one.
Does anyone have any idea how much better an Athlon 3000+ processor is compared to an Athlon 2600+ (in terms of power and cost - how m,uch eztra would u pay?). Also how about Cnetrino technology 1.4 or 1.5??? All help needed...really grateful
2600+ and 3000+? Unless you're going to be doing some really heavy work you won't notice the difference. There will probably be quite a big price difference too.

Centrino 1.4 or 1.5... Don't know, sorry.
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From the type of processor you are looking at, I'm gussing that you are looking for a desktop replacement.
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just looking for a laptop really...so is athlon 2600 nothing better than 3000 then? and wot about cemtrino 1.4/1.5 in comparison...would u really notice the differemce?
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I would go for the 2600 over the 3000, not just because of the price difference but because it would run a bit cooler. Make sure you get 512mb RAM minimum though otherwise you won't get most the benefit from even a 2600. Upgrading my RAM from 256 to 512mb has made much more of a difference that it did when I upgraded my 1Ghz Duron to an Athlon 2000+.
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I would go for the 2600 over the 3000, not just because of the price difference but because it would run a bit cooler. Make sure you get 512mb RAM minimum though otherwise you won't get most the benefit from even a 2600. Upgrading my RAM from 256 to 512mb has made much more of a difference that it did when I upgraded my 1Ghz Duron to an Athlon 2000+.
thnx....so would u also opt for the athlon 2600 over centrino 1.4/1.5???
512 MB ram i will have
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just looking for a laptop really...so is athlon 2600 nothing better than 3000 then? and wot about cemtrino 1.4/1.5 in comparison...would u really notice the differemce?
Well, obviously the AMD CPUs would be better than both of those. 1.5 and 1.4 Centrino though... there wouldn't be that much difference. If there's a huge price difference go for the cheaper one, the extra performance won't be worth it.
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(Original post by lgs98jonee)
Hi
I would be very grateful for some help on sum stuff for a laptop as I am looking to buy one.
Does anyone have any idea how much better an Athlon 3000+ processor is compared to an Athlon 2600+ (in terms of power and cost - how m,uch eztra would u pay?). Also how about Cnetrino technology 1.4 or 1.5??? All help needed...really grateful
Dude WTF is up with rep??
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thnx....so would u also opt for the athlon 2600 over centrino 1.4/1.5???
512 MB ram i will have
Yeah, and make sure you take out some isurance, lol.
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thnx....so would u also opt for the athlon 2600 over centrino 1.4/1.5???
512 MB ram i will have
I know nothing about Intel apart from I find them expensive and less reliable than AMD's. The Centrino will not be as fast as even a 2ghz Althlon but it may run cooler, if you were looking at cheaper make laptops I may be inclined to go for an Intel simply as it will run cooler. Laptops that run hot cause many problems. However if it was made properly in the first place it would be able to deal with the heat generation by the AMD.
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I know nothing about Intel apart from I find them expensive and less reliable than AMD's. The Centrino will not be as fast as even a 2ghz Althlon but it may run cooler, if you were looking at cheaper make laptops I may be inclined to go for an Intel simply as it will run cooler. Laptops that run hot cause many problems. However if it was made properly in the first place it would be able to deal with the heat generation by the AMD.
i wanna buy from tiny.com...should their laptops be ok with the athlon...and y do i need to take out sum insurance???? have people had bad experiences with laptops?
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Dude WTF is up with rep??
wot do u mean?
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i wanna buy from tiny.com...should their laptops be ok with the athlon...and y do i need to take out sum insurance???? have people had bad experiences with laptops?
Extended warranties? I know they're a waste of money with desktops, but laptops aren't as easily fixable, so I don't know.

I wouldn't take one.
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i wanna buy from tiny.com...should their laptops be ok with the athlon...and y do i need to take out sum insurance???? have people had bad experiences with laptops?
Well laptops are obviously easy to steal...
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Well laptops are obviously easy to steal...
well i am not at uni or nething and dont intend to take it very far nor to leave it unattended
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Well laptops are obviously easy to steal...
oh...nd btw...nice avatar
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Laptops are hader to fix than Desktops. I've changed hard drives and processors in laptops, its a bit fidelly but its not rocket science. If the extened warranty was for 5 years and cost less than £150 it may just be worth it.

For desktops extended warranties are not worth it all, hardware wise its very rare for somthing to go wrong and when it does its very easy and cheap to repair.
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Hi
I would be very grateful for some help on sum stuff for a laptop as I am looking to buy one.
Does anyone have any idea how much better an Athlon 3000+ processor is compared to an Athlon 2600+ (in terms of power and cost - how m,uch eztra would u pay?). Also how about Cnetrino technology 1.4 or 1.5??? All help needed...really grateful
Centrino is just a collection of technologies. What you should get is a pentium 4 2.0 or more. The pentium 4m's are really good according to most testing spots. The only reason you would want centrino is if you want extended batterylife and a wireless LAN card.
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Centrino is just a collection of technologies. What you should get is a pentium 4 2.0 or more. The pentium 4m's are really good according to most testing spots. The only reason you would want centrino is if you want extended batterylife and a wireless LAN card.
so if i had a 802.11b Wi-Fi Wireless Adapter, would u suggest that it would be more advisable to have centrino as opposed to athlon?
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with tiny.com, do u think that if after 18 months say (and i had opted fror the free 'basic 12 months', thta they would not help me if sumthing went wrong?
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