Anyone help with the difference between Laptop CPU's?

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Hello all.

Our family is thinking of buying a second laptop and I wonder if
anyone can offer advice about the speed of the CPU?

At present we have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A60 which has an Intel
Celeron 2.8G CPU. We are happy with this laptop but would like to buy
another laptop for other uses. Out budget is slightly lower than when
we bought the Toshiba. We have seen the HP NX6110 which gets very good
reviews. The CPU is stated as a Celeron M360 1.4G processor.

What I would like some advice on is the (likely) difference in speed
between these two CPU's. Could it be that the Celeron M360 1.4G
processor is a more modern CPU and has better cache or maybe the
Toshiba (2005 design) has a first generation CPU whereas the HP has a
second generation CPU. I believe the 'M' stands for mobile and
therefore this more recent CPU may be optimised for laptop units?

Could anyone comment as to what to expect, or the differences between
them. I'm fairly certain that it is not just a matter of saying that
2.8 is twice as fast as 1.4 in this case.

Many thanks,


Re: Anyone help with the difference between Laptop CPU's?

I just bought a Dell with the 1.4 Celeron M. It played DVD movies with no
and is fine on the net and for word processing. It runs about as fast as my
older Pentium 4 2.4 gig, not an M. I don't think it will be any good for any
high end games because of its integrated video. It is not as fast as my
wife's 1.8 Pentium M with an ati video card. For the price of 449.00 USD
after rebates I like it.
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