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Re: [vox-tech] New notebook computer for Linux - AMD or Intel?
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Re: [vox-tech] New notebook computer for Linux - AMD or Intel?



On Mon January 22 2007 20:00, Jim Lowman wrote:
> I've been looking at a couple of HP notebook computers
> on the HP site after severe customization on my part.
>
> All else being equal, the AMD version has the top CPU,
> the TL-60, while the Intel version has the T7200.
>
> The Intel version has the advantage in L2 cache; 4MB
> vs. 1MB.  Also, it is a Core 2 Duo vs. a dual-core CPU.
>
> Both have approximately the same HD capacity, and both
> are SATA, but the Intel version runs at 7,200 rpm where
> the AMD version runs at 5,400 rpm.
>
> [Perhaps I've answered my own question at this point?]
Probably. I find the difference between 5400 and 7200RPM
to be pretty noticable. I'll bet the extra cache doesn't hurt
either.
Richard Harke

>
> Both have 2GB of memory and 17" screens.  No doubt the
> wireless card in either will turn out to be incompatible
> with Linux, but that's the story of my life.
>
> The Intel version costs about $300 more, which is not a
> deal breaker.
>
> Thanks for any advice.
>
> BTW, I'll be dual-booting XP and Linux, but Linux is the
> primary concern.
>
> Jim
>
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