Originally Posted by falconbal2
I know that the pentium M gets a lot better battery life. but why did dell call it a Pentium M at 2.0 GHZ is like the same as a Pentium 4 and 3.2?
is that true? or does the pentium M lose considerable amount of speed compared to the 4?
It's not really dell that names them this way. It's just that now intel has finally realized that clock speed isn't everything, kind of like AMD's 'philosophy'. If you ever look, most of their processors are nowhere near as fast as the P4 counterparts (clock-speed wise), but they perform just as fast or better. For example, the Athlon 3500 is only like 2.0 Ghz (somewhere around there), but it performs roughly comparable to a 3.5ghz P4.
Basically...don't let clock speed affect your decision of buying a laptop. (unless its something like...a 200Mhz Pentium II or something...