Buying new notebook;AMD MT-37 or MT-40?

By aksd
Apr 22, 2006
  1. I will be buying a new note book soon and I am not which processor to get (based on Price/Performance/battery life). I know a bit about desktop processors, but all most nothing about notebook CPUs.

    I've been looking at getting either the AMD Athlon64 mobile 3700+, Mobile Turion 64 MT-37, or the MT-40. Which do you think would be best.

    This notebook will be used for mainly office applications/media, and light gaming.
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I love my AMD Athlon 64 Mobile 3700. Athough I don't think you need anything that strong for you're purpose. You may want to look at a low-end Turion CPU, as it is perfect for offices/small gamming use. Also will perseve the battery life.

    May you post the laptops you are you looking at.

    Please post back.
  3. aksd

    aksd TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 51

    I currently have a Dell Latitude x400(300mhz). In it's time it was sufficient. I’m looking for an upgrade that will not only get me by. I’d rather spend a bit more money if it means that I won’t have to upgrade as soon.

    Here are some one the notebooks that I’ve been looking at:

    My price range is between $1000.00 and $1500.00; below $1300.00 would be preferable, but above is ok. I'd like to stay away for Large companys(Dell, HP,...), and also only AMD CPUs. Other specs I'm looking for are Low to med. graphics power, 1gb ddr400 (2X512 or 1X1024).

    I don't intend to replace my new notebook till it's as antique as Intel 386(even though, from my understanding they're still being used today).
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I never heard the borg say that. Either I don't remeber or something along those lines, but I remeber them saying " We are the Borg resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Also do I would recommend for all you're computer needs any long term member here would agree. There are many good deals and shipping is very fast. Especially since you live in California.
  7. aksd

    aksd TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 51

    I heard that ABS is having a special annual discount or something like that; I now that the F15 is $500 off and that the G3s are $250 off until the 28th. I’m still not sure what way I’m going to go.

    This is an exact quote from First Contact.
  8. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Yes, learn to use the edit function instead of posting 4/5 messages a few minutes apart.
  10. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Sry will learn to use the edit button. One time mastake and it's 1 in the morning here and I finally got to go on my computer and I'm tired.
  11. aksd

    aksd TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 51

    I bought an ABS G3E w/ the mt-40. It will be coming some time between the 6th and 9th of may. I'll leave another post when it comes.
  12. fab1anch0

    fab1anch0 TS Rookie

    I´ve just bought an HP dv5000 Series with:

    Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition with SP2
    AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-34 (1.8GHz/1MB L2 Cache)
    15.4" WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280x800)
    128MB ATI RADEON(R) XPRESS 200M w/Hypermemory(TM)
    1.0GB DDR SDRAM (1x1024MB)
    80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
    DVD+/-RW/R & CD-RW Combo w/Double Layer Support
    FREE Upgrade to 54g(TM) 802.11b/g WLAN w/125HSM!!
    12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    Earbud Headphones with In-Line Volume Control
    HP Mobile Remote Control

    $ 1060.97 It will be coming betwen may 6th and 9th...
  13. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    there is anothe great site called u should check it ou they have all the stuff that newegg has, but they offer free shipiing on ALL products which woud save u $$$$$$

    hope this helps
  14. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Well I geuss not for me the guy that handels shipping gives me express shipping because of how close I am to the Suply Depot. Two days is standered for me. It even says next to shipping prices. heheheeheh haha
  15. aksd

    aksd TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 51


    Wow this notebook is amazing. recomended to anyone needing a new notebook for light gaming and office work. shipping and the service was great.

    Great buy! Thank you all for your help.
  16. fab1anch0

    fab1anch0 TS Rookie

    Post the specifications!!
  17. aksd

    aksd TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 51

    Sry for the S...L...O...W reply.
    The specs are:

    Amd Mt-40
    Ati mobile X700
    1gb DDR400 (unknown brand)
    60gb hitatchi 5400rmp HD
    All in a ABS G3 Extreme.

    WarC3, and DOD;S plays flawlessly :)
    I get about 3 hours of battery life :( but that's fine.

    All-in-all it's works just fine. Suits our needs.
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