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cradl

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I'm looking at getting a couple of laptops and was wondering if it would make a big difference in the type I get.
The first system is just Internet, apps (Word etc..), pics and some gaming on.
I was wondering if I should go with this setup or just go ahead and go with the other chip and memory insted and how much of a differace I would see??? Also on both upgrade to a 7200rpm HD.

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
LCD PANEL 15.4 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen SXGA+ Display with TrueLife™
MEMORY 2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHZ, 2 DIMM
HARD DRIVE 100GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
OPTICAL DRIVE 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
VIDEO CARD 256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory™
SOUND OPTIONS Integrated Audio

Intel® Core™ DUO T2350 (1.86GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHZ, 2 DIMM


Then on the other one just for home use Internet, Apps (Word ect.) some pics.

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB)OPERATING SYSTEM FREE Upgrade to Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium with 1GB of memory
LCD PANEL 17 inch Wide Screen XGA+ TFT Display with TrueLife™(glossy)
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
HARD DRIVE 120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
OPTICAL DRIVE 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
VIDEO CARD 256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory
SOUND OPTIONS Integrated Audio

Intel® Core™ DUO T2350 (1.86GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
MEMORY 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
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If you are justing planning on doing surfing, no you won't notice a difference. However if you plan on doing very CPU intensive applications, such as movie editing or photo editing, or games you will notice a difference. The Core 2 Duo is the second generation CPU's of Core Duo.
So it depends on what exactly you'll be using it for, if it's only minor gaming, go with the Core Duo as it won't be a huge hit in performance. There isn't enough of a justification in the price difference for Internet or office use, gaming and applications are a different story.
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How about if I just go for the core 2 duo 533fsb insted if the 667 will I see any slowdown on both laptops???
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Your getting confused,
Core duo=533MHz
Core 2 duo=667MHz (in may a 800MHz revision will be introduced)

The only difference you may notice would be in games or video/photo editing and they wouldn't be enormose, if the majority of the use will be Internet and office uses the Core Duo, 533MHz, will be fine.

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Ok well Dell has this one.
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5300 (2MB Cache/1.73GHz/533MHz FSB)

VS the one I was looking at.

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)

This system would be some gaming

With 667fsb chip and 667 mem to go with it it would be 150 extra. 2gbs either way I go of mem.
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hmm never knew that Core2duo came in the 533MHz range. No there will not be any significant difference. Gaming a little, but not enough to justify the 150$.
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Thanks alot for your help
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No problem, enjoy the new laptop :whistling:
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