1.66 vs 1.83ghz

  Helenasks 23:03 04 Jul 2006

Have decided to buy a sony vaio, am down to a choice of 2 - one with a 1.66ghz processor and one with a 1.83ghz - will there really be much difference?

  Stuartli 23:04 04 Jul 2006

Depends on the rest of the specification - in normal use you are unlikely to be able to detect any difference in performance.

  woodchip 23:04 04 Jul 2006

What CPU's not just size

  Helenasks 23:20 04 Jul 2006

rest of spec is ...
1 GB (installed) / 2 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM - 533 MHz ( 2 x 512 MB )
2 MB - L2 Cache
Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, camera, Bluetooth aerial
Lithium Ion
Sound card
Keyboard, touchpad
160 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 4200 rpm
3.3 hour(s)
Intel Centrino Duo
Sony VAIO FE21M - Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz - 15.4" TFT
Fax / modem - 56 Kbps
36.6 cm x 27.5 cm x 2.6 cm
2.8 kg
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - integrated
Integrated - 0.37 Megapixel
AC 120/230 V
15.4" TFT active matrix (1280 x 800)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 - 128 MB
Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


1 GB RAM - 667 MHz FSB
2 MB Cache
160 GB Hard Drive
Double Layer DVD RW SuperMulti Drive
15.4" Widescreen X-black LCD Display
128MB nVidia GeForce Dedicated Graphics
Intel Core Duo T2400 Processor 1.83GHz
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
(think the rest is the same for both)

  woodchip 23:27 04 Jul 2006

Top one without a doubt

  Helenasks 23:40 04 Jul 2006

woodchip -
Is there a partic reason why?

  woodchip 23:44 04 Jul 2006

Centrino Duo, the other look like a Pentium M.

It may be how you put them down. But that's how I see it

  woodchip 23:47 04 Jul 2006

Centrino Is based on old Pentium 2 I think it was and the CPU is better architecture. In other words better designed CPU

The battery will run longer given the same size battery

  Helenasks 23:48 04 Jul 2006

Excellent - thanks very much for your help.

  Helenasks 23:48 04 Jul 2006

Excellent - thanks very much for your help.

  SG Atlantis® 23:51 04 Jul 2006

do you have model numbers for a proper look at the systems, or links?

The second one looks a faster machine, although the top looks like it has better graphics. Although that again is not stated clearly in the second description.

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