RE: [DMCForum] OT New Laptop help!!
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RE: [DMCForum] OT New Laptop help!!



Yeah I always do that when running on batteries.  I have had a number of
laptops (heck I have 5 here in the house right now), and I have only really
had the choice between the PII, PIII, P4, AMD.  It is with the advent of the
mobile processor that gives me that third and headache driven choice.  Do I
sacrifice a bit of processor power and crank up the Ram to 2-3 gig with a
160 gig HD.  It is not really the price, except the highest processor is
always more expensive than the next option down.  Right now my HP gets about
a hour of battery life unplugged -- maybe.  It is not broken that's the
expected life rating on this unit.


jackstiefel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -- this one is configured as the
power saving Pentium-M as configured for the Centrino crap and windows media
center.

jackstiefel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -- then this powerhouse one would
give me the media center with the pci express and a built in camera

Sorry guy don't link these directly, they will try to email me, but once on
the Alienware site you can retrieve a quote.  Anyone interested can link to
these and tell me what I might expect between them.  If the Pentium-M one
will perform basic functions with the occasional DVD burn, or movie maker
from my camcorder, I will most likely pick that one.  I do make movies form
time to time and need enough power to compile the video and such.


Jack Stiefel - Tampa, Fl
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-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Marc Levy
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 12:06 AM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DMCForum] OT New Laptop help!!


Processors are not as important at you may think..
Many other components in the system have a huge impact
on overall performance.  Spend some extra money on
RAM, it will go a long way.

If battery life is important to you, they you should
give up some of the processor performance.

The biggest impact I find on battery life is how
bright your run your LCD.  If you keep the backlight
on the lowest setting, you will increase the battery
life quite a bit.


--- Jack Stiefel <jackstiefel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> Anyone really good with the new processors?  I am
> looking to et a new laptop
> and am having a hard time picking between a P4 HT,
> Athlon 64, and the
> centrino.  I am using an HP with a 3.2 gig p4 ht.
> The speed is good, but
> the battery life sucks.  Is the Athlon 64 a good
> replacement, or the
> Centrino for battery life?
>
> Man I am confused, I mainly surf the web, email,
> uselessjunk.com :) and the
> like.  I do some DVD./movie authorizing and if I get
> the right model with 2
> drives, will use it for copying DVD's :)
>
> Any opinions?
>
> Jack Stiefel - Tampa, Fl
> DMC Vin 03461 1981 Grey 5 speed
> DMC Vin 16879 1983 Black 5 speed

> Yeah I got one-- http://www.myspace.com/jackstiefel
>
> Listen to the best music of all time at
> www.fmtimemachine.com

> Come hang out in The DMC Lounge --
> http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/DMCLounge/

>
>
>


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