What is the difference between these Gateway processors?

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by Bill, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Looking at a GW laptop.

    How much better is 1 processor than the other

    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 532 (3.06GHz)


    Intel® Pentium® M Processor 715 (1.5GHz)

    Is comparing the Pentium M to the P4 comparing apples to apples.

    Basically want the rig for checking email and surfing the web while on
    the road.

    Bill, Mar 8, 2005
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  2. The P4 will be faster (you'd need about a 2 GHz Pentium-M to match a
    3.06 P4 in speed overall), but will have shorter battery life, generate
    a lot more heat (i.e., fan noise), and most likely, the chassis and
    other parts will have a shorter lifetime because of the heat production.

    The Pentium-M system is likely smaller, cooler running, and won't be as
    noisy. A 1.5 GHa Pentium-M will do just fine for checking email,
    surfing the web and overall office use - there's no need to throw a 3
    GHz CPU - or even a 2 GHz Pentium-M at that.
    Edward J. Neth, Mar 8, 2005
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  3. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Thank you Mr. Neth,

    That is exactly the insight I was looking for!

    Bill, Mar 10, 2005
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