Originally Posted by devarshi84
btw. I think the older centrino technology matches the MT turions in battery life. can some1 confirm???
the MT turions are comparable with Pentium M, the ML definitely were not. something said 21-27 watts for latest Ms and 25 for MT..
speed, turion a lot faster than the benchmarks showing only slightly faster than pentium M, since they were running on 32bit OS..the second half of the general-purpose registers werent even being used! going from gentoo 32 to 64 was a huge difference, about 30% boost.. sadly the increased bloat of windows (all libs and lots of services running twice, x32 and x64 versions) more or less counterbalances any increase there..
Originally Posted by tetrismaster
What's the cheapest place to purchase a barebone of these? I can only find them at around $750ish.. and thats pretty expensive.
yeah, page has them for $666 or so, on dealtime or maybe froogle..anyone ordered from them? a third of the reviews are negative..mostly saying stuff took a while to arrive or they lied about the stock (which makes sense, since theyre the only store that actually has all the parts to put one of these beasts together).
if you dont mind paying an extra $1-200 or so for someone to put it together, rawpowerpc looks good...the assembly manual every step is like "be very careful or you will permanently damage the part and the machine!" so maybe someone who has put a few together would be a good idea.. after disassembling my thinkpad (shitty A series) about 10 times to try to fix power-cable connection and ethernet disconnect issues, the parts became kind of frayed and it was more or less impossible to click it all back together right..
asked newegg to stock the 1013 and 1029, not sure why they dont as they carry hella MSI stuff..hopefully they get them in soon as i'd prefer to order from someone i can trust..
and thats all , well actualyl fords8 if you read this, what store are you running? laptoplogic doesnt look like it has a 'buy it now' section but every other message mentions purchases...so im a bit confused