aviationwiz wrote:I'd recomend the P4 laptop. P4's have much better performance than the Athlon XP's.
However, if it were Celeron or Athlon XP, I would say Athlon XP. I have a 2200+ in my laptop and it runs fine, but I bet a P4 would run better. I got the Athlon XP because it was a lot cheaper.
For the most part, the Athlon XP's have been faster than P4's. I'm not so sure about the newest line of Athlon XP's though... I've read that AMD is pushing their current core to the limit at 333 FSB (or is it higher now?), whereas P4's are still running fine at 400 FSB (but at roughly twice the price). However, these are desktop processors. The Athlon's and P4's (both non-mobile versions) for the laptop are a little bit behind in speed than their desktop counterparts, so i would expect that Athlon's, performance-wise, on a laptop is just as fast if not faster than a P4.
I did notice that AMD has announced an Athlon Mobile. I'd be interested in seeing some comparison tests on that one...