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#1 tett

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 02:22 PM

whats the differance between a pentium and a centrino processor?

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 09:36 PM

centrino is for laptops and notebooks (obviously they are the same thing but i like saying both :thumbsup:)

pentium is ofcourse for desktops

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 10:05 PM

Actually, I've heard that the only way to notice the difference is if you are doing scientific calculations. I also heard that you can't upgrade something with a Centrino, but you can with a Pentium (not sure on either of these).

I know Pentiums are not desktop exclusive becuase my family owns 2 Toshiba laptops, one with a P1 and one with a P4. I know a friend who has a centrino desktop as well.

I know Centrinos are much more common in laptops, and I think they might do mobile functions better (less power drain, better networking or something...maybe).

EDIT: Oops... see correction below...

Edited by Lanscader, 25 July 2005 - 04:05 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 12:37 AM

Centrino is not a processor.
What is Centrino?
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Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:04 AM

Hmm...I guess that explains why they always say "Centrino mobile technology" in the commercials, but I'm pretty sure I've seen Centrino processors for sale at my local computer store. Maybe they were M's with a more familiar name. I'll have to look into that...

EDIT: Oops... see correction below...

Edited by Lanscader, 25 July 2005 - 04:06 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 04:05 PM

Whoops! I got "Centrino" confused with "Celeron"! :thumbsup: So, whatever I said previously about Centrino....is really about Celeron.

Edited by Lanscader, 25 July 2005 - 04:06 PM.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 12:19 PM

was gonna say centrino is used for wireless networks n things like that




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