Really thinking about getting the emachines M6805

JetBlack69

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So best buy has $250 in rebates for this machine. However, I have some questions:

1. I know there is a 800Mhz battery issue and there is a workaround. When it is on battery power, does it dynamically speed up to 1.8Ghz when I'm doing something cpu intensive like a Centrino machine?

2. The battery life is about 2.5~3 hours depending on use. I'm thinking about getting a HP Centrino laptop otherwise. The main difference about the machines is the screen resolution. The HP is 1680x1050 and the emachine is 1280x800. Will the resolution effect battery life, or just the screen size? I'm assuming since they are both LCDs, there are more physical pixels on the HP, so it will use more power. They are both 15.4".

I plan on using the laptop for using Visual Studio.net, word processing, surfing the web and maybe some light gaming.
 

Flashram

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Originally posted by: JetBlack69
So best buy has $250 in rebates for this machine. However, I have some questions:

1. I know there is a 800Mhz battery issue and there is a workaround. When it is on battery power, does it dynamically speed up to 1.8Ghz when I'm doing something cpu intensive like a Centrino machine?

2. The battery life is about 2.5~3 hours depending on use. I'm thinking about getting a HP Centrino laptop otherwise. The main difference about the machines is the screen resolution. The HP is 1680x1050 and the emachine is 1280x800. Will the resolution effect battery life, or just the screen size? I'm assuming since they are both LCDs, there are more physical pixels on the HP, so it will use more power. They are both 15.4".

I plan on using the laptop for using Visual Studio.net, word processing, surfing the web and maybe some light gaming.
Which HP Centrino? If the zt3000, it gets 4-4.5 hours battery life. And no, resolution will not effect battery life.
 

JetBlack69

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Originally posted by: Flashram
Which HP Centrino? If the zt3000, it gets 4-4.5 hours battery life. And no, resolution will not effect battery life.

Yeah, the zt3000 line. So, it can get about ~1.5-2 more hours of battery life, that's quite a bit. Thanks for the response.

Also, thank you Abhi for that thread.
 

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The HP athlon 64 model is (in my opinion) a piece of garbage. They made the worst decision to pair a Geforce4 Go with that processor. Might as well stick a porche with square wheels. My M6805 is a lot better ;) . I dunno about anyone else, but personally I think the design of the emachines is a lot prettier too. The HP and compaq look pretty cheap. If you're looking for gaming, I wouldn't suggest the HP/Compaq at ALL. In fact I wouldn't recommend them period. The 6805 has either the same or better components for the same price.
 

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As a side note, the Radeon 9200 mobile will beat the bejesus out of the Geforce 4 420go