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I would like to buy a notebook with a good mobile processor.

What is the intel equivalent to the AMD 64 Turion?   Is there a mobile 64
bit intel processor?


Re: help understanding Processors

What for? don't you like AMD?

Re: help understanding Processors

I>s there a mobile 64
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Intel is reputedly behind  if compared to AMD in 64 bit dual core
processor so its unlikely if there is
much choice if your looking for an Intel based product.
You can compare from these two units which is made by the same companyu
If you are looking for a reasonably priced notebook with the same
expected caliber as the intel centrino you can check the specs 64 bit
Turion that is the  the HPCompaq nx6125 EJ884PA which has 5
Which has this specification

=B7 AMD Turion 64 ML-40 (2.26G) - 64 bit
=B7 Supports 32-bit and 64-bit enviroments
=B7 1600Mhz system bus compared to Centrinos 400/533Mhz
=B7 ATI Radeon Xpress 200M chipset
=B7 1GB 333MHz DDR RAM (1x 1GB)
=B7 80G 5400RPM hard drive
=B7 DVD+/-RW dual layer burner with light scribe
=B7 ATI X300 128MB shared graphics card
=B7 DirectX9 PCI Express support for superior graphics performance
=B7 15" SXGA+ (1400x1050) with wide viewing angle
=B7 Integrated Bluetooth
=B7 Broadcom Wireless 802.11a/b/g
=B7 Broadcom Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000
=B7 56k fax/data v92 modem
=B7 Touch Pad
=B7 Integrated 6-in-1 Card Reader
=B7 IEEE 1394 Firewire
=B7 3x USB 2.0 ports
=B7 ExpressCard/54 slot
=B7 VGA and S-Video TV output
=B7 HP Biometric Fingerprint Reader to store all Windows passwords
=B7 HP Panel Protection system
=B7 HP Fast Charge Technology
=B7 Scratch resistant in-mold lamination
=B7 AMD Enhanced Virus Protection
=B7 1 year courier pickup and return Warranty
=B7 6-cell Lithium Ion battery
=B7 2.7kg without battery
=B7 Microsoft Windows XP Professional

HP NX8220 P-M 2.13/1024/80/DVD+RW

-Intel=AE Pentium=AE M Processor 770 (#) supports Enhanced Intel=AE
SpeedStep Technology (2.13GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB)
-Microsoft=AE Windows=AE XP Professional
-External 90W adapter
-Integrated 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible stereo audio, AC97
audio, integrated stereo speakers, volume control and mute buttons
-4.8Ahr 8-cell Lithium-Ion battery, up to 4.5 hours of battery life
-High speed 56K modem with digital line guard, integrated 10/100/1000
NIC, Intel=AE Pro/Wireless 2915ABG 802.11a/b/g integrated wireless LAN,
integrated Bluetooth
-15.4" colour TFT WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050 resolution) Wide Viewing Angle
-ATI Mobility Radeon X600 PCI-Express (128MB video memory)
-1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM (400MHz)
-Integrated MultiBay II accepts devices such as: DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW
combo, DVD=B1RW/=B1R and second hard drive
-(1) Type I/II PC card, (1) Smart card reader, (1) Integrated Secure
Digital (SD) memory card slot, (1) IEEE 1394 port, (1) S-video port,
(1) VGA port, (1) Docking connector, (1) Headphone/Line-out, (1)
Microphone in, (1) DC power connector, (1) Travel battery connector,
(1) RJ-11, (1) RJ-45, (1) Infrared port, (3) USB 2.0 ports
-80GB (5400 rpm)
-Adobe Acrobat Reader, InterVideo WinDVD Player, InterVideo WinDVD
Creator, Sonic RecordNow!, Symantec Norton AntiVirus (60 days live
updates), HP Local Recovery provided by Altiris, HP One-touch Button
Software, HP Mobile Print Driver, HP ProtectTools Security Manager
(BIOS Configuration, Credential Manager), HP Wireless Assistant, HP
Help and Support, Synaptics Touchpad Driver
-Up to 2.77kg - may vary, depending on configuration and components
-1 Year Limited Warranty (1 Year Parts/1 Year Labour)


Re: help understanding Processors

No, there are not yet any 64-bit processors made for laptops by Intel, AMD has
been far ahead
of them by making most of their CPUs 64-bit but still compatible with 32-bit,
which Intel
couldn't do with their only 64-bit CPUs, the Itanium and Itanium2 (it did
convince Micro$oft to
release the first 64-bit Windows, but from what I heard, it wasn't that well
adopted because it
needed a lot of RAM, like all "upgrades" of Windows do).

The Pentium D (or Pentium 4 with HyperThreading - a bad choice for laptops
because of its
extreme heat and low battery life) is the closest thing to what AMD's got, but
it's still only
a dual-core 32-bit processor.  No doubt they will eventually engineer it for a
laptop, but AMD
will definitely have a big edge in price, and most likely better performance.
For all I know,
maybe Intel's first 64-bit CPU will be their first Mac CPU, as I don't think
Apple will want to
downgrade to 32-bit.

Turion is supposed to be just as efficient as the Pentium M, as efficiency has
made their
Athlons better than P4s ever since the P3s.  And AMD avoids monopolization by
not forcing their
WLAN NIC and MB chipset to make it Centrino.  I would be interested in hearing
whether the
Turions actually are more efficient than the Pentium Ms, as that seems to be the
only thing I
can see that allows AMD to still be in business against Intel.


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