Originally Posted by rhinoevans
i just received my DELL XPS Gen 2 last week, but am returning it. 17 inch is just to big for me to lug around the airport. Looking at the 7426 at Best buy. Looks like a great deal. ANy commnets on the AMD 3700 compared to a 2.0 centrino??
There is really no comparison.
The PM 2.0 runs much cooler, but is comparable to a P4 3.0 - 3.2 depending on the application; 3.0 in encoding and editing apps, and the rest of the apps about a P4 3.2
The A64 3700 is equivalent to a P4 3.8 in most applications; except in encoding and video/photo editing, where HT shines, there the 3700 is only comparable to a P4 3.4.
But in business, scientific, and other routine apps, the 3700 is comparable to the highest clocked P4 5xx, and in gaming, it even slightly tops the P4 3.8.
So if you are looking for power, the 3700+ really runs away from the PM 2.0; but it should have much worse battery life.