Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ZakkWylde, Jan 29, 2009.
P8600 or T8300?
would you get better batter life with the P8600?
Let me know!
I believe the T series is the most current. This T7100 lasts almost 4 hours on battery...
Better to link the whole laptop. More information would help. Lots of things affect battery life.
don't have a lappy yet, just seeing whats out there for options
They both have the same 2.4ghz clock speed, but the p8600 has 3mb of L2 compared with 2MB of L2 on the t8300. So I would assume the p8600 is better. The higher up t series I believe has higher clocks than any of the p series. But your looking at a mid range t compared to a high range p.
P and T has to do with bus speed as well
i think the P series is actually newer than the T series
The more relevant thing is the full package of the laptop Zack is looking for. Screen size, GPU, CPU, HDD, and battery type will all make a difference in how long it lasts. Looking at a single component just isn't going to make a huge difference in the overall efficiency of a laptop.
im going to get flamed for this.
but if you want long battery and effecinet get a mac. I got 6 hrs out of mine, my moms dell gets about 2.5hrs. and most of the hp's and other machines get the same unless you get a massive 12cell.
Granted macs dont game well, but boot camp it and your fine.
and your gonna pay on average an extra $600 for a flashy linux operating system and the shiny casing of the laptop.
Mac = Overpriced. I'm not saying they are bad, they are great for certain programs and settings. But waaaaaaaay overpriced
they are expensive yes m8, but load os x on a pc and thats illegal
load windows on a mac and that legit, plus os x uses the hardware better giving a longer battery life.
if its SOO much more expensive just get a refurbed on off apple's site.
Dont flame me please, i just like my mac
Okay, going back to topic for windows pc's
depends what you want to use it for, macs are great for portability for media and work but any sort of gaming needs a proper windows lappy or notebook
gpu effects battery life loads, i think hard drive does a little too
dunno if screen size effects battery life but past 17inch it starts to get less portable
the P series after googling seems a little better
the difference between the 2 is the FSB. One runs 800 the 1066 and also different thermal designs, the 1066 chip is more efficient.
THe reason macs seem to have longer battery life is due to thier bios settings. You can make your PC based notebook last even longer by going in the bios and setting up profiles. FOr instance mac auto shuts down 1 core when unplugged, lowers screen brightness, throttles HD' speeds, and of course uses speed stepping, all of these are options on most dells/hps. You cant interface with a MAC bios because its locked.
sorry I'm anti-mac, that would be my last choice. About the only thing i like about them is the build quality.
Mac run the same processors, memory, and chipset if I am not mistaken. How could they be more efficent on power?
its the OS dude,
my mac got roughly 6 hours out of the battery before, doing the same thing on windows i got about 2
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