Amd 64 X2 vs Centrino dual core

By jd1530
Mar 18, 2008
  1. Help! I am new the arena of the laptop. I am interested in purchasing an HP laptop in the 1 - 2K price range but don't know if I should pick the amd or the intel. Can anyone help me?
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You cannot pick laptops simply on the chipsets used. You have to look at the combination of chipsets which includes CPU, WiFi chip & most of the time integrated video but also the available memory, hard drives, optical drive, etc.

    Do you want raw performance or are you looking to do small tasks such as web browsing, emails, movie watching, etc. ?
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    if its for common usage, web browsing and the sort, then you wouldnt notice much difference, if its gaming, try to pick up core2 duo M but then again, who really uses laptops with high end cards and materials for games, not me.

    I like my laptop in functional shape and not melting before me.
  4. jd1530

    jd1530 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I am looking for a basic machine which I can use for web browsing, wifi, photo editing, etc. iam not a gamer and really don't intend to be. Just want something that will be productive for the basics.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Look for a laptop with lots of memory (more memory reduces the need for swapping thus less hard drive activity) & a bigger battery.
  6. jd1530

    jd1530 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thankyou very much. another question i just thought of--does vista run on one of these processors better than the other?
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