HP ProBook (i3 vs. i5)

EssKayKay

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Hello,

Here’s one more. I’m looking at the HP ProBook 4530s (XU015T#ABA) or (XU018UT#ABA). These look like the basically same machine except for the processor (i3-2310 vs. i5-2410); however, the cost difference is $180. Is the i5-2410 worth it?

Now, how about comparing either of these to the HP Pavilion dv6t Select Series? The Pavilion cost about $250 more than the ProBook i3; however, it does come with higher screen resolution (1920x1080 vs. 1366x768).

I will use this only for basic computing (word processing, simple spreadsheets, email, web browsing, etc.) – no gaming. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
SKK