RE: Intel Centrino Performance for 3D Design and RP

From: Henry Sommer (
Date: Sun May 11 2003 - 01:24:30 EEST

            I am also interested in that. The bigger issue I have found is
in finding a system with a good video card. Laptops aren't like desktop
where you can add your own components. Please let me know what systems you
are looking at. The only ones I know of with 64 megs of video ram is an IBM
(ATI raedon 9000 go) and the Dell D800 (Nividia geforce4 4200 go ). One of
the nicest things about the Centrino is that it supports 2 gigs of system
ram. Not all of the Pentium 4-M systems do that. I wouldn't worry about not
having a cad card for solid works.
            There are laptops with the desktop Pentium 4 all the way up to
3.06 GHz. They would be the best performer but again I couldn't find on with
a good graphics card.
Henry Sommer

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Subject: Intel Centrino Performance for 3D Design and RP

I am interested in knowing if anybody on the list has compared the
performance of the Intel Centrino processor against a more traditional
Pentium IV, when running software like Solidworks or other 3D design
software. If so, how much faster or slower did the Centrino perform?

Al Hastbacka

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