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Pentium M notebook now or wait?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Generalcarry, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

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    I was going to get a notebook to take on a trip. I was going to get the Pentium M but I'm not sure how long, or if, dual core is going to go into all the notebooks. Maybe it will be to my advantage to wait awhile?
     
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    The dual core notebooks came out the middle of this week.
     
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    The Pentium brand is gone, replaced by the Core brand. Core Duo is Pentium M dual core.
     
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    Anyway, it'll be a while before Duo makes it into all makers and all lines. From what I've read, that Dell isn't even shipping yet. The upside is, if you're not in a big hurry, the release of Duo should knock a big chunk off the old Centrino line's cost relatively quickly.

    Right now, dual core doesn't mean a lot, especially in the laptop space. It does have more of a future though. If you're buying a laptop for the long haul, do NOT get integrated graphics to go with dual core, the new Windows Vista looks to be wanting some pretty serious video hardware just to run the new AeroGlass desktop.
     
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    Yeah, if you are wanting to have Vista on there you will need a video card of some kind. Integrated might work(can't remember off hand), but I know you will have some big time slowness issues with just the integrated. Though I know that will not stop some of my cheap customers from doing it anyway, then calling me back to complain about how crappy it is ;Q

    Also, we have a lot more dual core notbooks coming out in the next quarter or 2.....I've played around on a couple of them already at work ;f ;f

    And yes you are right, about the ship dates. I got a email on Thursday saying none of them would ship until the start of Feb.
     
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    Generalcarry NRA Member

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    For $1,018 I can get a Dell Inspiron 6000 (from Dell) with:

    Intel M processor 760 (2GHz/2MB Cache/533 MHz FSB)
    Windows XP MCE
    512MB (1 Dimm)
    80 GB HD
    Combo/DVD+RW Drives
    and
    Intel PRO 2915 and Dell 350 Bluetooth Int. Wireless cards.

    I have until tomorrow to make up my mind but I tend to get excited and impulse buy.

    Does this sound like a so-so deal, or pretty good?
     
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    I guess you missed the DELL gravy train right before Thanksgiving.
     
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    LOL, well that answers that! I'll probably be upgrading the desk top for the last time next year when the wife retires. I guess Thanksgiving is the time to shop. Thanks for the lead.