"mobile" processor - advantages?

  Diodorus Siculus 08:08 11 Feb 2004

I'm looking at two machines: one has a "mobile" processor, the other has not.

What is the advantage of an "Intel Pentium 4 Mobile" processor over a regular PIV when buying a laptop?

The mobile runs at 2660 mhz while the other runs at 2800 mhz. Will there be a noticeable difference in anything? Generally, the machine will be used for office work and both of them come with 512Mb RAM.

  DieSse 08:34 11 Feb 2004

Mobile processors use less power, so run cooler, and have better speed throttling provisions to lengthen battery life.

The newer mobile processors used in Centrino laptops, also have much larger on-chip cache memory, for extra speed at a lower clock rate - plus even lower power requirements.

My personal choice, if I were buying a system right now (which I'm not!), would be a Centrino model.

  Diodorus Siculus 08:38 11 Feb 2004

OK - better then to go for a centrino if I can find one within budget. I'll have a look around and see what's available.

Thanks for the clarification - it's much appreciated.

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