Processor Upgrade (Pentium M) VS. Price: Which has the best price/tech ratio?
I'm in the process of customizing a dell inspiron laptop. I'm checking out the Inspiron 9300, which is a 17inch display laptop.
Here are the choices for processors:
PentiumŪ M 760 Processor (2GHz/533MHz FSB) [add $400]
PentiumŪ M 750 Processor (1.86GHz/533MHz FSB) [add $200]
PentiumŪ M 740 Processor (1.73GHz/533MHz FSB) [add $100]
PentiumŪ M 730 Processor (1.60GHz/533MHz FSB) [base/standard]
I understand that getting the latest and newest technology would be "penalized" by paying a dear price for it. I'm planning on using the laptop for stuff like email, internet, watching DVDs sometimes, etc.
I would like this laptop to be able to adapt to the technological advances that may come in 2 or 3 years. In other words, I don't want to keep buying a laptop every 2 years. I'd like to have a laptop that will last me as long as possible.
Which processor has the best price to power ratio? For example, it seems that paying an extra 400 dollars for the P-M 760 processor seems to be only out of tech-lust.
Your ideas, comments, please.