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zv5000z confusion, does it come w/ Mobile AMD 64 (or AMD 64)

DP_9
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zv5000z confusion, does it come w/ Mobile AMD 64 (or AMD 64)

I have been seriously considering getting an AMD 64 laptop. My understanding is that the low voltage mobile AMD 64 chips have hit the market. When I tried to customize a laptop at hpshopping.com, I only see the AMD Mobile-M or AMD 64 CPU processor options for the zv5000z laptop. According to this old eweek link (http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1636989,00.asp), HP is using Mobile AMD 64 (not just Mobile AMD) chips in the zv5000z series. Can anyone confirm or deny this ? If the zv5000z does not use Mobile AMD 64 CPU, how does the notebook perform in terms of thermal/heating issues. I mean have you purchased one, and does it heat up significantly especially with say an AMD 64 (non-mobile/mobile???) 3700+ processor ?

My existing ze5300 P4 2.66 has just bit the dust due to poor heat (handling) issues. I would like to get an AMD 64 laptop, but I do not wish to get burned (no pun intended!) again with the heating problems that many of the laptops suffer from. Feedback appreciated!
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Ronald Postma
Honored Contributor

Re: zv5000z confusion, does it come w/ Mobile AMD 64 (or AMD 64)

Hi DP,
Here is some info about this laptop:
http://hardware.gamespot.com/Story-ST-4980-x-1-3-x

http://www.notebookreview.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4067

Looks like a normal AMD to me, nothing about mobile there.


HTH,
Ronald
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