Intel core 2 duo

Newguy7

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Hello,
I have Dell Inspiron core 2 duo 2.4's. I want to sell it and buy a newer computer with equal or greater power. What Intel processor options do I have?
 

Newguy7

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Thank you for your reply. Yes I'm selling the laptop. I got an offer for $300 but I started looking around and got hesitant to sell. I download a lot, music, movies, etc... I like to work with multiple tabs at a time and have music playing so I need some power
 

jaguarskx

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If you are not going to be playing any games then just about any laptop with a Core i3 will suit your needs. The following Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 for $500 should suit your basic needs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246314

While the Core i3-2350 @ 2.3GHz is 100MHz slower than your Core 2 Duo mobile CPU, the actual increase in performance is about 20% thanks to a better CPU architecture.

Click the following link which compares the desktop Core 2 Duo E8600 (3.16GHz) and the Core i3-2100 CPUs (3.1GHz). Mobile CPUs are based on the same architecture as the desktop versions so the performance should more or less correlate to each other.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/55?vs=289

Ignore the SYSMark 2007 synthetic benchmarks. Synthetic benchmarks are basically crap, because actual benchmarks paints a difference performance picture.
 

esrever

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you can buy a laptop with an A6 for cheap which has decent graphical performance for videos and such and also being quad core, it will work very well for multitasking.

I'd say $300 is a really good deal for your laptop as the person can buy a new c2d laptop for that price online.
 

Newguy7

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Thanks for the links Jaguarskx. Very helpful... Esrever I was looking into quad cores but wasn't sure if they were only made for desktops at the moment.
 

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