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Laptop Advice - Core Duo vs Core 2 Duo


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I am about to buy a Dell E1505 Laptop, and was wondering about whether or not to get the Duo Core or Duo Core 2 Processor. I only need the computer for some basic games, photos, internet/email, elementary schoolwork, maybe download some videos or music, watch DVD's, etc. I am thinking of getting the Intel Core Duoprocessor T2250 (2MB/1.73GHz/533MHz), 2GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm memory, 120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400 HyperMemory video card. How does this sound? Do I need to upgrade to the Core 2 Duo for my applications? Which applications would Core 2 Duo be necessary for?
Thanks for any input.
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Core 2 duo is the second generation of the Core duo's. It won't be required for any application, however it will run a bit faster per clock compared to the Core duo, but it comes with the extra price. It all comes down to how much you want to spend. The Core 2 Duo are also a bit more power efficient. You should be impressed with that laptop as its already a pretty high end laptop. If you want to upgrade you can, but the performance difference won't be very noticeable in lower end applications and you'll see little difference in more demanding applications.
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Edited by james_8970, 17 March 2007 - 02:35 PM.

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