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Alright all you intellegent people I need some more advice. I was trying to decide between a Dell XPS Gen 2 and the 9300. The only difference between them would be that the XPS's LCD screen is better, the graphics card is better and the processor could possible be better if upgraded to the Pentium M 2.13. I was just wondering how much of a difference it would be in performance and lasting would it be between the Pentium M 2.0 and 2.13? By lasting I mean as time goes on I know the 2.13 would be better but by how much and would it be worth shellin out the extra $300 to upgrade.
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Well considering that you cant replace the cpu and most people arent likely to be buying a replacement laptop of that standard for a while then the bigger cpu is probably a good idea, its the disadvantage of a laptop im afraid.
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But what would be the difference in performance?
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It would be minimal. I can't really say wether or not it's worth it, I think it all depends on how much your budget.

Personnally, I wouldn't pay $300 for that performance boost. But I'm also on a pretty limited budget at the moment.
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It really isn't that my budget is "limited" but I really don't see the neccesity of upgrading if the upgrade is only minimal in its effectiveness. So I think I am going to go with the XPS with 2.0 but if anyone can prove to me that it would be worth spending the money then i might. But it has to be a logical reason not just because it is a higher number.
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Find some reviews on laptop cpus if you can find newer ones on a big site they will more than likely have benchmarked both, so you will be able to see for yourself, GOOGLE time.
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GOOGLE time.

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Google to the rescue! Again!

I swear, that browser should have it's own comic book.
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