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Old 17-08-2007, 01:41 AM   Lifetme Service Award Attended an OMGWTFKKWBBQ! Retired Administrator #21
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How can an AMD processor be more mobile than an Intel processor? The AMD could be the size of a 50 cent coin and the Intel could be the size of a mouse pad; as long as they fit inside the same chassis they are equally mobile. All processors termed as 'mobile' are bastardised second cousins of mainstream desktop processors and there is little in the way of performance difference between the two brands in the middle area of the price band. Any AMD Turion or Intel Core supporting the x64 instruction set will get the job done in a very similar fashion and you wont see any measurable difference in day to day use.

Power consumption largely depends on the configuration of the laptop itself and the demands you place upon it, not on the processor. I have three laptops all in differing configurations with different processors (Pentium 3, 1.13Ghz; Pentium M 1.87Ghz; and a shiny new Turion64 X2 which I use at work) and if I unplug the AC adapter and use them for office tasks, I get roughly 3 hours out of each one with the display brightness dimmed. If I unplug and fire up World of Warcraft, I get a half an hour. There is shit all difference between the brands; the size of the manufacturing process across the range of processors has the largest bearing on heat output, and not power draw, in real terms.

The specs that Jake posted look pretty sweet. The only real thing I would mention is try and get a few extra batteries. My Pentium 3 laptop couldnt even be fired up for a while without the AC plugged in (it ccould be disconnected after boot) because of battery issues. Remember every battery, just like any other rechargable device, has a limited number of charge cycles before it goes tits up, and computer companies dont often stock batteries for old models. I eventually found a compatible battery for it on eBay but your mileage may vary.
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Old 17-08-2007, 03:15 AM   Senior Registered Member #22
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The specs that Jake posted look pretty sweet.
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The only real thing I would mention is try and get a few extra batteries. My Pentium 3 laptop couldnt even be fired up for a while without the AC plugged in (it ccould be disconnected after boot) because of battery issues. Remember every battery, just like any other rechargable device, has a limited number of charge cycles before it goes tits up, and computer companies dont often stock batteries for old models. I eventually found a compatible battery for it on eBay but your mileage may vary.
This was actually an issue I was concerned about. I downgraded from a 12 cell batter to a high capacity 6 cell because the Indian man on the telephone told me the 12 cell sticks out of the bottom of the unit 1 inch or more. That sounded slightly retarded to me, so I opted for the flush 6 cell battery. I'll have to see how much it would be to get a spare or two, but I'm pretty sure I'll invest in that as it seems it will affect me some point in my laptops lifespan.
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Old 19-08-2007, 07:39 PM   #23
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um, i study them. and AMDs are designed for mobility.
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I use them, Why study them? so I can get hooked on c-span LOLOLOL
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Fuck, I should have invested in a spare battery off the bat for my lappy. Might have to order one off of Dell in the near-distant future.
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Old 21-08-2007, 05:57 AM   Senior Registered Member #26
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Man this laptop is absolute sex.

Pictures of me humping it to come! Not, to like, come as in masturb-- you know what I mean.
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Did you get that HP model, Jake?
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Old 21-08-2007, 02:54 PM   Senior Registered Member #28
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Yus.

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Old 23-08-2007, 06:26 AM   Senior Registered Member #29
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I have a question about laptop battery usage...

I heard once that it's best to let a battery drain completely before recharging.

My battery was at 40 percent and I plugged it into the wall because I wanted to play CSource...

Is the myth true? Or is it so insignificant that I shouldn't worry about it? Because so far I've been letting it drain to like 2 percent before recharging because I'm anal and paranoid.
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I think it's true. I have friends that do that the first time they get a new laptop battery. I think that this helps determine how long a full charge is for the battery. I have yet to do it, as I am a lazy bastard, but I believe it works.
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You said you study them. And AMD is mobile. I could care less about mobile AMD's, Nicd, Ni-mh M-O-U-S-E
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