1.6 GHz vs. 2.0 GHz

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  1. NewbieX

    NewbieX Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Are there any benefits for choosing a 1.6 GHz CPU over a 2.0 GHz CPU with regards to heat and battery life? I mainly plan on using my tablet PC for taking notes and browsing the web.
     
  2. namrog84

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    Thou there may be a minor battery life increase or slight decrease in temperature

    I would consider getting a 1.8ghz if its available
    the T4210 with 1.8ghz is what I chose

    If its not a matter of budget $$
    Id reccomend the 2.0ghz because even tho you may not fully utlize it now, perhaps you will in a year or 2? planning on Vista? more processer power may help. Though there is not a gigantic different in performance, it could help later down the road(if its not a matter of $$ now)

    if your on a budget, go with the 1.6ghz,
    but if its not that big of a deal, and you plan to have this for a long time go for the 2.0ghz
    btw what tablet are you looking at?
     
  3. P8RSON

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    For what you are asking, it's not sp much a difference between a 1.6 to a 2.0GHz.

    What would be significant though is RAM.
    Increasing your RAM from 512MB to 1GB would be far more advantageous for you. :)
     
  4. NewbieX

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    I'm trying to decide between the Asus R1F and the Fujitsu T4210. I heard there might be some heat issues with the Fujitsu T4210, so that's why I was considering getting a slower processor (if it helps reduce the heat). Money isn't really the issue (though it's always nice to save $$$). I'm hoping the Asus tablet PC comes out soon because I need my machine by August 6th.
     
  5. P8RSON

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    Although it has been reported the T4210 runs hot, I would not call it a 'worrying hot'.
    I have a couple of Fujitsu's and both are hot but when you read the surface temp it's still only at 42 degrees, well inside the safe operational use.
     
  6. Loaf.

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    i'm also waiting on the asus tablet :p. however, unless you do really processor intensive stuff, dont worry about getting the 2.0ghz. 1.83 would be the happy medium and probably the best option, but the 1.6 should be more than enough for note taking and web browsing.
     
  7. okashira

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    I recommend getting the cheapest chip now (1.6 solo or duo) and dropping in a Memron a bit after they're released.
     
  8. Gautam

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    going into higher speed brackets should mean more heat and less battery life.

    when looking at core duo procs, the bus jumps from 533 to 677 after about 1.6ghz. Your notebook 'works' more (although software or hardware speedstep may intervene) when put to the test.

    This does not mean, however, that getting a four year old notebook gets you the best battery life. Battery life technology improves as well year after year.
     

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