Re: OFF-TOPIC: hardware advice needed.
Hans van den Boogert wrote:
> Next week I'm going to buy a notebook (Acer Travelmate 510 series). If you
> could choose, what would you rather buy....
> 1) configuration with a Celeron 366,
> 2) configuration with a Pentium II 333.
> The price difference is about US$155, for which I could....
> - upgrade from 32 to 64 MB RAM
> - get modem and network PCMCIA cards.
> The rest of the spec is the same for both machines, so I'm just interested
> in your opinion regarding the performance of the Celeron and PII. In test
> reports it always comes up that performance between the Celeron and PII is
> very close and I wonder if this is true. I'm not cheap and I would happily
> fork over an extra US$150 if needed, but I rather put my money where it is
> most useful and RAM and PCMCIA cards are very useful. I have to note that
> I'm not that CPU-power hungry, but still....
See for yourself.
I suggest that you analyze the main bus speeds for the processor that
comes in the model you are seeking, rather than the cach capacity. If
you can get "read afford :-)" the model that has a 100Mhz main bus
speed, you will have the most up to date "read upgradeable" system.