Pentium 4 vs Centrino M
Posted on 2004-03-24
Here is the scenario.
Working for a large govt dept I get lots of new toys to play with.
Laptops, Desktops etc.
My favourite Toy (so far) has been the Compaq N610 (A Laptop).
Its a P4 1.6GHZ with 256MB Ram.
We haven't had a new laptop for a while but yesterday a new one arrived.
What we got was a Compaq NC8000.
Its a Centrino M 1.4GHZ.
Its much heavier and bulkier than the N610c, but here is the question..............
Which is faster??? (Processing wise)
I mean is this a complex CPU type thing like the AMD XP Athlon's??
Eg: The XP2400 doesn't actually run at 2400mhz but at 2000mhz approx.
The N610c SEEMS faster, but is that because I'm used to it??
When installing stuff (Apps, XP-SP1 etc) on the Centrino is doesn't seem as fast as the Pentium 4.
Or am I wrong?? Is the Pentium 4 ACTUALLY slower?? OR am I right and it is Faster??
Basically I just want someone to explain to me (As a fellow Desktop Support Engineer) what the story is with these 2 CPU's.