Originally Posted by HFWR
I have a laptop - Compaq 2103US - with an Athlon XP-M 2800+ cpu. Runs pretty hot; will last about 2 hours on a charge
There ya go. My core 2 duo 17" laptop runs almost 3 hours on a charge and its no warmer than ambient room temp right now. Thats pretty impressive for a big screen with the brightness turned way up.
Last desktop was a Celeron 500...
Ah yes, a nice part actually. No cache and you could clock it up to around 1.2GHz before it started getting wiggy.
When they first came around and asked me about the base marketing program for the celeron, which was first targeted towards AMD's lower cost entries, my first response was "Lets just tell people: we understand that some of you want to pay less in exchange for a second rate part. Since we think a lot of people in that segment would like something with better quality and actual thermal protection, we offer you THIS piece of crap. If you'd like to spend $50 more, we have a GOOD processor".
I did of course suggest they make it sound a bit better.
This was shortly after I suggested the program where we'd equate penis size with processor speed, so perhaps thats why I wasnt taken more seriously.