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Buying a new laptop and celerons


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Am i right in thinking celeron d is for a desktop and celeron m stands for mobile i.e. a laptop?
Which is better a celeron d or a celeron m? im looking at a laptop which has a celeron d, and wondering why its not a celeron m!
its a 2.8ghz celeron d
256 ram
wireless enabled
dvd/cdrw drive
xp pro

all for £450 does that sound cheap? need one for uni and thought it was a decent price, brand new, toshiba a60 satellite, 12 months warranty does anyone know of anything better out there? was hoping for a dvd writer, but for around the same price i think id have to sacrifice a lot of performance any suggestions/comments?
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The CMOS construction that is used in computer chips has a very flat speed/power characteristic so your D is probably running at a fraction of it's working speed to save battery power. And if you double the speed you cut your battery time in half.
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im not too fussed about the speed of it really, obviously the faster the better, but my last lappy was a standard 1.2ghz celeron and that was fast enough, so you're saying it will do the job ok if i just leave it standard? or am i missing your point?
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Well you really want the Ms for best battery life, all depends on what your laptop is for really.
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i get you! yeah would probably prefer a better battery to a clock speed, as probably be using it on the train a lot but suppose for £450 cant complain for a 2.8ghz laptop, most ive seen cost more and are about 1.4-1.5ghz, they are cleron m's, but cant see it making that much difference, toshiba site says battery life is about 1.5 hours, i would have liked a bit more, my last was 2.5-3hrs, but might just look into buying another battery for it off ebay, then get the best of both worlds!
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