What is the difference between these Gateway processors?

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Looking at a GW laptop.

How much better is 1 processor than the other

Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 532 (3.06GHz)

versus

Intel® Pentium® M Processor 715 (1.5GHz)

Is comparing the Pentium M to the P4 comparing apples to apples.

Basically want the rig for checking email and surfing the web while on
the road.

Bill
 
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The P4 will be faster (you'd need about a 2 GHz Pentium-M to match a
3.06 P4 in speed overall), but will have shorter battery life, generate
a lot more heat (i.e., fan noise), and most likely, the chassis and
other parts will have a shorter lifetime because of the heat production.

The Pentium-M system is likely smaller, cooler running, and won't be as
noisy. A 1.5 GHa Pentium-M will do just fine for checking email,
surfing the web and overall office use - there's no need to throw a 3
GHz CPU - or even a 2 GHz Pentium-M at that.





Bill wrote:
> Looking at a GW laptop.
>
> How much better is 1 processor than the other
>
> Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 532 (3.06GHz)
>
> versus
>
> Intel® Pentium® M Processor 715 (1.5GHz)
>
> Is comparing the Pentium M to the P4 comparing apples to apples.
>
> Basically want the rig for checking email and surfing the web while on
> the road.
>
> Bill
 

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Thank you Mr. Neth,

That is exactly the insight I was looking for!

Bill

Edward J. Neth wrote:
> The P4 will be faster (you'd need about a 2 GHz Pentium-M to match a
> 3.06 P4 in speed overall), but will have shorter battery life, generate
> a lot more heat (i.e., fan noise), and most likely, the chassis and
> other parts will have a shorter lifetime because of the heat production.
>
> The Pentium-M system is likely smaller, cooler running, and won't be as
> noisy. A 1.5 GHa Pentium-M will do just fine for checking email,
> surfing the web and overall office use - there's no need to throw a 3
> GHz CPU - or even a 2 GHz Pentium-M at that.
>
>
>
>
>
> Bill wrote:
>
>> Looking at a GW laptop.
>>
>> How much better is 1 processor than the other
>>
>> Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 532 (3.06GHz)
>>
>> versus
>>
>> Intel® Pentium® M Processor 715 (1.5GHz)
>>
>> Is comparing the Pentium M to the P4 comparing apples to apples.
>>
>> Basically want the rig for checking email and surfing the web while on
>> the road.
>>
>> Bill