The little sister is off to college next year, and is looking to buy a new laptop. The two that are being offered by her college have 1.60 or 1.73 GHz Intel Pentium M processors.
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I know that desktop Intel processors have reached speeds of 3Ghz+ these days, and we of course want to buy a laptop that will last me sister through all four years of college. So, will a 1.60 or 1.73 GHz laptop processor still be considered adequately fast four years from now?
My sister doesn't necessarily have to buy from the school if you think we should go with a better machine. We were just leaning towards one of these two laptops because they would come campus network-friendly right out of the box. But, we're open to suggestions.