I’m looking to get a new laptop, a PC, but I am perpetually confused by all of the processor types out there. Used to be simpler, you got a 386 or a 486, or a Pentium or a Pentium II. But I don’t know the difference between a Centrino and a Celeron and Pentium M and a Turion and a Duron, etc. All I know is that my desktop computer has a Athlon chip, and I’d like to get as close to that (or better, of course) as I can afford.
Anyone know enough about these computer types to educate me?
looking through the comments…
I appreciate the suggestions, but I don’t really want a Mac. I’ve used them and found them irritating. Okay, PCs are irritating too, but I can usually make them do what I want them too. On top of that, Macs look a lot more expensive than I’d like to pay. I mean, I’m finding what look to be pretty decent laptops in the $600 range.
These Merom chips sound interesting, but I’d guess that the machines that have them will be expensive too.
And of course, it seems wise to avoid a Dell to avoid that whole inferno battery thing.
Anyone else? What’s the best AMD chip? What’s the worst?
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