I don't think he's talking about a Sonoma Pentium M, I think he meant the mobile version of the P4 (pentium 4 m) which is dog slow compared to the Turion.
So if it is the P4M, then the Turion will demolish it.
No cuz the c2d's are more efficient, plus u can always undervolt and use a cooling pad. But that shouldn't be a problem.
I would say that the t7200 2.0GHz is the best choice for the money. Anything less and it doesn't have all the cache, anything more and you're overpaying like crazy.
The drivers are on the Acer website. It's not confusing at all. Just go to support, downloads and select your machine.
the cpu will be easily swapped granted you can get to it. I dunno how your machine is set up, but some Acers I saw had a very hard time getting to the cpu. Also make sure to update your bios when you do so. Just be warned you will be voiding your warranty.
Also, why not go for a Core 2 cpu instead?
And the ram is pc5300 not 3500.
Is Santa Rosa one of the biggest updates to Centrino, and from what is known, is it more revolutionary than Montevina?
Actually you got it right backwards. SR is a very very minimal upgrade to the cpu. The only thing it has is the slightly faster fsb (800MHz vs 667MHz). Everything else is basically the same as current Core 2 Duos. The biggest things coming with Santa Rosa are for the platform, not the cpu.
But the next upcoming processor from...
There's really no point in this because the Turion X2's are pretty much exactly like the desktop version, only made to run at lower power.
In the past, when there were no good mobile cpus out there, it would be a good idea to look for powerful desktop cpus in laptops. But in today's world where mobile cpus are very competitive to desktop ones in terms of performance, theres almost no reason to get a desktop processor in a laptop.
Imagine the heat a desktop processor...
I am almost in College, and someone responded to an ad I put out, asking for a donated laptop. They said they had the Aurora m970, and, since their company gave it to them, they didn’t need it, as they already had faster. He told me he’d be willing to sell it for $250-$500. What do you think? Scam? He’s willing to use paypal
If he has no use for the laptop, then why wouldn't he sell it for its fair market price, which is somewhere well over...
So dvi doesn't support the 1680*1050 resolution? Even tho it is well within its absolute max of 1680*1200?
Seems odd to me for all these screen manufacturers to have made their screens dvi compatible, when dvi cannot drive the correct res. What's the point then of making a 22" widescreen with dvi if noone can use the dvi anyway?
Umm, when you're connected to an external monitor, you get an extra option for that display in your settings.
So when you right click on your desktop and select properties and then settings, you see 2 big boxes with a number 1 and number 2. Each of those stands for your internal and external screen. So if you click on the box with the #1, you set the res for the laptop screen. When you click on the box with the #2, you set the res for the external screen. They are...