Centrino 2.0Ghz(Dothan) vs Pentium 3.4 laptop
Money is no object. What will you choose?
Pick the one with the better screen and keyboard. If battery life is a big issue, the M likely lasts longer. Otherwise, you're not doing serious number crunching, so you won't notice the speed difference.
The Centrino most likely runs cooler and therefore quieter so that's what I would pick.
Are you going to travel with it. If so, get the Centrino. If you're basically just using it as a desktop replacement that will be running off the mains, choose the desktop chip.
Easy: get the Centrino. It is just as fast, while using a much less energy. The fan in my Centrino laptop is switched off 99% of the time. Silence is golden. And a 5 hour battery life is a nice bonus. I'm often am too lazy to plug the power cord in.
I'd go with the Centrino. Someone in my office has just got a notebook with a standard pentium chip. The fan noise is pure annoyance.
i've got a Thinkpad Centrino wireless and works very good, soundless, quiet, wireless (3com adsl router 4 rj45 + wireless + firewall) and long time with batteries. even includes integrated keyboard lamp, double mouse system, IBM Access connection for change fast from one to other network, IBM Rapid Restore... a very nice product.
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