Been researching a lot and looking at all the benchmarks and I've come to this conclusion:
Each processor has strengths and weaknesses...
P4s are power hungry and inefficient, but when it comes down to it they run base applications a bit faster and audio/video encoding is supreme. I think in the future Intel will work off of the M series rather than the P4 (thus why they cancelled their 4 GHZ processors) cause P4s basically suck for everything except video/audio performance, which can be somewhat altered with superior video/audio cards.
P4: Higher Clock Speed - Less Efficiency = Lower Gaming Performance, Exceptional Audio/Video
P-M's are efficient and continously keep data flowing. They are much better for gaming, but their clock speed is still slower than P4s making their general application performance slower. In the future, P-M's should continue to improve in efficiency and performance and make way for Intel's future designs.
PM: Lower Clock Speed - More Efficiency = Better Gaming Performance, Lower Audio/Video
AMD Athlon FX processors are best all around. They're a higher clock speeded PM processor the way that I look at it. They perform exceptionally higher than any Intel/Pentium CPU on games and their performance with general applications is not far below that of P4 to even take into consideration as a downfall. The only problem is that the current models they offer for notebook PCs are not like their desktop PCs and are a bit less optimized for performance that was compared in the benchmark charts that I examined.
AMD Athlon FX: High Clock Speed + Decent Efficiency = Best Gaming Processor, Awesome Audio/Video
Final Conclusion: There is no ultimate processor... For a notebook. Which is what all of our computers on here should be based on considering it's a notebook forum. The P4 lacks gaming performance, yet excels at audio/video; the P-M is efficient, less power hungry, and performs better with games. The AMD Athlon FX processors are awesome, but the processors for notebooks lack... Once Alienware starts making AMD Athlon FX Alieware 7800 (7700 would be previous version), it should be interesting to see their performance.
Thus, I have re-evaluated my order and decided to... KEEP my Alienware 7700 mobile desktop based on the following:
-I have upgraded to Ultra (already called about it)
-I had savings of $700 mail-in, $99 free shipping (mail-in), free backpack ($116 dollars instant rebate) = $915 dollars off my system
Based upon the savings and deciding to upgrade to Ultra. I am completely content with my Alienware configuration and system as long as it arrives and works well.
I'd like to thank everyone for the helpful articles information, which led to more helpful articles, which led to me wanting the Ultra upgrade, which led to me understanding pros/cons of different processors, which led me to keep my system.
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