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Centrino Benefits?
    #1920711 - 09/16/03 06:54 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I just got this puppy today:
SONY PCG-Z1RA


It's 1.5 GHz Centrino... I've heard that a 1.5 GHz Centrino is equivalent to a 2.4 or something P4. Is that true? Comments?


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Re: Centrino Benefits? [Re: daba]
    #1921011 - 09/16/03 11:34 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

What a sexy looking laptop, I am not sure how exactly the Centrinos stack up to older/higher clock CPUs myself.

Look here, http://www.theinquirer.net/?page=7 for some very opinionated articles about Centrino.

And do yourself a favor, rip those ugly stickers off :tongue:


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Re: Centrino Benefits? [Re: PjS]
    #1922741 - 09/16/03 08:39 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

wi-fi ready baby

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Re: Centrino Benefits? [Re: DF2K]
    #1922990 - 09/16/03 09:53 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

http://www.intel.com/products/benchmarks/notebook/index.htm
check it out...  It appears that the centrino does perform/ out perform chips with higher Hz.

NICE notebook! :smile:  I'm thinking of getting a centrino based notebook.  still looking around for a good deal though 


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Re: Centrino Benefits? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1923627 - 09/17/03 12:54 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Cow Shit:
I got this brand new for $1875 shipped with insurnace and got it in 2 days. BESTBUY sells the PCG-Z1RA SONY for $2399 + $200 tax (at least where I live).

Saved myself $725!


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Re: Centrino Benefits? [Re: daba]
    #1923940 - 09/17/03 02:35 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

thats an AWESOME price.  I did some searching and found it to be in the higer range.  I really  need  a laptop :smile:  would you mind PMing me your source?


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Re: Centrino Benefits? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1923998 - 09/17/03 02:55 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I haven't read anything about it, but even if gigahertz were equivalent, your notebook will be slower than a desktop made with comparable parts. Notebooks run on batteries and the parts in your notebook are designed to be less power hungry. So a labtop hard drive will always be slower than a desktop hard drive.


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Re: Centrino Benefits? [Re: daussaulit]
    #1924011 - 09/17/03 03:02 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

yes but can you zip your laptop and components into your backpack :wink:

and

with the centrino being faster than a higher GHz processor I think that a equivalent desktop could be slower than the notebook.  they make harddrives for them that rev up to7200 RPM

The only issue i have with the notebook is, upgradability.  With a desktop, its just snap snap..  A notebook complicates things and makes for a less expandable system in all.  but hell they are so cool!  and @ approx. 5 lbs..  you cant beat it for portability :smile:


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Re: Centrino Benefits? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1924238 - 09/17/03 05:02 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

yep 4.7 lbs and 6.5 hours battery life!


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Re: Centrino Benefits? [Re: daba]
    #1935295 - 09/20/03 01:27 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Intel didn't think it appropriate to provide timely Linux drivers for that integrated "ProSet" chipset. It's a shame too because I know several people, myself included, who passed Centrino machines over for a Linux supported laptop. I've heard rumors that there is working kernel support available now.


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