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    The Best Processor


    I have a question on processors and CPU overheating. I purchased a Dell laptop over a year ago and right after we got it it started having trouble. It would overheat and sounded like a train gasping for air. It finaly died. I will never buy a Dell again.

    Here is my question. What is the best processor and laptop overall? I was considering Lenova(or IBM) as they sound alot better. I want a laptop that is fast, multiple processing program. I am a Web Developer and need a laptop that will be able to handle the following programs running side by side
    Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop CS, Thunderbird, Firefox, 3 Messaging services, ZoneAlaRm and Google Earth.

    What processor would best handle this? And what computer brand would be best to buy from? Thanks!
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    core duo is pretty much the best laptop CPU

    i don't know if Lenovo sells any with that CPU, but its is currently the CPU that kills all in the laptop arena

    if they don't then i recommend an apple (the macbook pro) which do have it, and you can install windows on it too, granted its a bit more $$

    also, you may want to wait a few months, i saw some things saying that the Merom with 4MB cache/64-bit is compatible with Core Duo motherboards and will be released in early June (not sure if that is the right date, but its not that bad of a wait), so you may see some companies putting that CPU in there as its not a lot of work on their part with quite a nice speed boost (Intel says 20%)

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    Originally Posted by edman007
    core duo is pretty much the best laptop CPU

    i don't know if Lenovo sells any with that CPU, but its is currently the CPU that kills all in the laptop arena

    if they don't then i recommend an apple (the macbook pro) which do have it, and you can install windows on it too, granted its a bit more $$

    also, you may want to wait a few months, i saw some things saying that the Merom with 4MB cache/64-bit is compatible with Core Duo motherboards and will be released in early June (not sure if that is the right date, but its not that bad of a wait), so you may see some companies putting that CPU in there as its not a lot of work on their part with quite a nice speed boost (Intel says 20%)

    Lenovo was IBM, then they broke up, now IBM does not make laptops
    Thanks for the comments. I figured the Duo processor was the best so will probably go for that one.
    Yes Lenova has Core Duo but they are pretty expensive. Like $2000. or something.

    Thanks!
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    Dell actually sells Core Duos too, but in the end it would be- dare I say it- cheaper/just as expensive to go the Mac route.
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    I don't hold a high opinion for Dell laptops. I would say go Core duo as it can accomplish what exactly you are looking for.

    Your best bet would be buying a Mac + Core Duo + Boot camp....aah...what a sweet combination it would make!! {I assume you are buying it for office work and remember: For you, look does matter.}
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    As soon as the 12" MacBook comes out I may get one of those. Tripleboot Mac Windows Linux
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    Yo!

    I just said to my friend that if someone needs a laptop, MacBook Pro would be a great option.

    Apple's happy. Their stocks have gone up with Intel and Boot camp...wish it was true for Intel themselves.
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