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Anywhere Computing with Laptops: Making Mobile Easier by Harold Davis

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What You Need to Know about Buying a High Computing Performance Laptop

So, you have a bit more money to spend and you want to impress your friends with the bone-crushing power of your mobile computer. Or you are a corporate executive with only hours to analyze complex numerical data before presenting it to the board of directors. Either way, you want all the computing performance you can get, and price is a secondary concern. Here's what you should look for when spec ing a high-performance laptop:

  • Processor— Intel Pentium M, 2GHz or faster. The fastest Intel Pentium M processors top out at 2.13GHz as of this writing. You should get at least a 2GHz processor. Faster is always better, but you can pay a real premium for that extra 10% of performance. ...

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