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    AMD Turion Laptops - Are They OK?

    A friend wants to buy a laptop and we've narrowed choice down to a couple of Dell ones.

    One is a Turion X2 and the other is Core Duo.

    Differences - Core Duo has Media Center instead of XP Home. It's also over £100 more expensive. I think the AMD has better graphics.

    Inspiron 1501 - http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...ftdppnotebook1

    Inspiron 6400 - http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...ftdppnotebook3

    Should the AMD laptop be as reliable as the Intel one?

    Thanks.

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    My mother recently bought an HP with a turion x2, just as reliable and battery lasts a decent length of time, but for what she was wanting to do with it it wouldnt have made much difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    Should the AMD laptop be as reliable as the Intel one?

    Thanks.
    To be honest, your question doesn’t make sense
    AMD and Intel both make CPUs. Numbers go into them, and numbers come out. This doesn’t effect the reliability of the machine. A CPU breaking is almost unheard of.
    Its always the surrounding components (motherboard ect.) that will fail, if anything. Being a Dell though, they are probably based off very similar designs anyway.

    Both chips are "OK" - if they wasn’t, they wouldn’t be sold.
    The ATI will provide better graphics, but don’t expect anything amazing, its still a pretty slow card.
    The core2duo is a better chip overall than the Turion in those configurations

    Take yer pick, depending on what the machine needs to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazman View Post
    My mother recently bought an HP with a turion x2, just as reliable and battery lasts a decent length of time, but for what she was wanting to do with it it wouldnt have made much difference.
    Thanks for the info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    To be honest, your question doesn’t make sense ...


    My brother still believes Intel (in terms of reliability) are better than AMD and I was thinking along the same lines for laptop cpus.

    I'm not an Intel fan as all computers I've built have been desktop AMD ones so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    My brother still believes Intel (in terms of reliability) are better than AMD and I was thinking along the same lines for laptop cpus.
    heh, loads of people think this, and its only due to one reason. Advertising.
    They saw it on the tele, so it must be reliable, right ?

    They are just CPUs. They do calculations. They either work, or they dont, its really that simple
    If either Intel or AMD didnt release CPU's with a reliability rate of next to perfect, they would be in trouble overnight !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    heh, loads of people think this, and its only due to one reason. Advertising.
    They saw it on the tele, so it must be reliable, right ?

    They are just CPUs. They do calculations. They either work, or they dont, its really that simple
    If either Intel or AMD didnt release CPU's with a reliability rate of next to perfect, they would be in trouble overnight !
    Thanks mate, much appreciated. Will recommend the Turion then.

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