Performance difference between a 1.4 and 1.6 ghz

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  1. ceo2b

    ceo2b Member

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    Besides the price, is the performance that much greater in a 1.6 than a 1.4 ghz? Going to the lower level would save me about 400 bucks, but at the same token I'm not willing to lose such great performance that a few months or year down the line I feel like I cheated myself out. As far as my use, it'll be a secondary computer used for internet, web design (macromedia mx suite, adobe web collection), college work and soon in the workforce. The only games I play are on yahoo, so that can clarify the gaming question.
     
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  3. Derango

    Derango Diamond Member

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    You won't notice any real difference between the 1.4 and the 1.6, (the pentium-m I assume) espically if you're just doing what you said you were :)

    I'd just go with the 1.4 and save the $400
     
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    After thinking, I agree with you. That would bring the price of the Tecra I want to 2355. I do have the comfort of knowing I can at least increasing the RAM in the future. The 1.4 should serve me fine or it better LOL. Btw I was referring to the pen-M.
     
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    I was considering the same thing except I'd be using it for audio production. Any pointers regarding this?
     
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    mrzed Senior member

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    Well, with audio, it's all about what you are doing with it. MIDI and real time recording of up to 8 tracks should be fine with modern laptop. Best to get a 5400 RPM drive (often listed as a performance drive), if you are trying to use WAV files a lot. What really eats up CPU power is real time DSP, especially things like reverb or quality compressors.

    BTW, best to post a question like this in a seperate thread. It really doesn't have much to do with the original post.

    Or post on the forums at a place like prorec.com for detailed advice.