One of the best laptops you can buy with LOTS of stuff and not pay space prices its the Acer Aspire 1710. It sports a Pentium 4M
at 3Ghz, 1GB DDR RAM, 120GB Hard Drive, 17"TFT Screen, DVD+/- RW
-RW, Wireless G networking and a GeForce Go5200 wuth 128MB RAM of dedicated memory. It has Video Out (S-Video) Firewire ports, USB2
.0, NIC, Modem. What else you would want on a Desktop Replacement? A Zip? An external Hard Drive?
Anyways.. all this sells on www.cdw.com for an amazing price.. try to guess! Hou much? $4,000.00? Naa! Only $1,899.00. How about that?
Something else. Intel Centrino its not a processor, but a combination of 3 components, where the Pentium M (no numbers) its included. You can have a Pentium M non Centrino notebook. And you cannot have a Centrino notebook without a Pentium M. The other two components are a set of chips (chipset- things that controls traffic and some other task on the mainboard of your notebook) and a Intel Pro-Wireless 802.11b Wireless Network Card. Without these three, there's no Centrino thing. You might get the same chipset, and Pentium M as a Centrino notebook, but with a better (faster) 802.11g Wireless Network Card on your notebook, and just because of that, it looses its Centrino name. It is Intel stuff, not somebody else.
Hope this helps.