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03-04-2007, 04:27 AM
I have a chance to acquire a new TC1100 with the 1.0ghz Celeron in it. Has stock 256MB ram, but I'd upgrade it to 1.25GB. I'm wondering if these are really slow, preferably with Vista and if it's worth holding out for a Pentium M Centrino based version? Did the 1ghz celerons come with 802.11g? Bluetooth? Any impressions? Thanks.
03-04-2007, 05:46 AM
By the time HP put Celerons in the TC1100 the 'portable' Celerons were very little different from their Pentium M cousins. They bore a much greater resemblace to the Pentium M than to their much maligned desktop processors with the same name.
The Celerons of that time did not have the same aggressive power management states as the Pentium Ms. So the Celeron TC1100s would not run as long on a battery as the Pentium M versions.
I think Celeron versions could be ordered with the same options but I don't recall if you can assume that you'll get 802.11g or Bluetooth. OTHER differences
Typically: where most Pentium M versions had a wide viewing angle some of the Celeron versions did not
typically: the Pentium M versions shipped with 512 meg ram installed vs. 256 in the Celeron versions
by the time HP stared shipping the Celeron versions the Pentium M versions had moved to a 753 processor with 2 MB of Level 2 Cache. I think the Celerons were shipping with 1 MB of Level 2 Cache.
the Celeron versions suffered in market value based on the common belief that the Celeron was an inferior processors.
For typical tasks productivity tasks, you might not notice the difference.
Back to ... would I buy one? Depends on the price and if I ever expected to resell it.
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