Which shall i go for - p4 or celeron?

  ilturisto 17:16 14 Nov 2003
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I'm looking to buy a new laptop, and have previously only had experience buying desktops. I've heard somewhere in the mists of time that celerons developed for laptops are more stable (if at all possible) than those p4 chips lobbed in there. Any advice on this subject would be greatly appreciated as i'm no longer up to date on computers!

  Diodorus Siculus 17:36 14 Nov 2003

What you should look out for is a Mobile Pentium chip - one that is optimised for laptops, rather than the standard Pentium chip. It will run cooler but comes at a price premium.

Depending on what you will use the laptop for, a Celeron can be good value - if you will use the machine for general office /internet etc., then the celeron will serve you well.

  Proxy Worm 17:41 14 Nov 2003

Depends on what u need?gaming, or just work?

  A_World_Maker 17:45 14 Nov 2003

Have a look at the minimum specs, and or 'preferred specs' of your software, that should give you a big hint. I always advise, buy the software you want to use, and then buy a comouter to run it, allowing for a bit extra power for later.

  ilturisto 13:17 17 Nov 2003

Proxy Worm

Bit of both, ideally would like to play GTA3 on it at a decent speed, and not have it struggle with dvd player

  pinka 15:15 17 Nov 2003

id stay away from celeron

  Proxy Worm 17:19 17 Nov 2003

Then ilturisto i would pick a decent P4 chip, something like 2.0 ghz or 2.2 ghz.

  ilturisto 13:36 18 Nov 2003

Thank you all for your help!

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