Consumers now are spoiling for choice when buying notebook computer or laptop computer. Now only they have plenty of brand to choose from, i.e. Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, LG, Toshiba, Sony, Package Bell, Samsung and etc, each OEM also have plenty of models or series to available for selection. To make the matter worse, potential notebook buyers can also choose to go for Intel or AMD CPU processor, the main core component that powers the PC, with each CPU makers have a few CPUs on offer, such as Mobile AMD Sempron, AMD Turion 64 Mobile, AMD Turion 64×2 Mobile for AMD, and Intel Centrino Duo Mobile technology Core Duo and Core 2 Duo for Intel. Each notebook is very much now a commodity, other than preference on design and color, the main choose will ultimately be the decision on either a Intel or AMD processor.
Tom’s Hardware explains what is currently the best processors from AMD and Intel for notebook computers and then compares and reviews these CPUs, among them are AMD Turion 64 X2 (TL50, TL52, TL56 and TL60), and Intel Core Duo (65 nm Yonah Core – T2050, T2060, T2250, T2300, T2350, T2400, T2450, T2500, T2600, T2700) or Intel Core 2 Duo (65 nm Merom Core – T5200, T5300, T5500, T5600, T7200, T7400, T7600). After review and comparison,
Tom’s Hardware (link dead) concludes that “Intel’s Core processor family is rather dominant, and clearly offers better performance than the Turion 64 X2 family. If performance is what you’re looking for, AMD’s Turion 64 X2 is hardly an alternative. However, performance depends very much on a mobile computer’s particular configuration: memory size and speed, hard drive spindle speed and the graphics subsystem (discrete vs. shared graphics) have quite an impact on the result. Last but not least, keep processor performance in perspective: weight and battery runtime may be even more important to you anyway. In the end, we consider it very important to compare complete notebooks (and their costs) rather than focusing on CPU performance too much.”