Is it stupid to buy a computer that has a discontinued processor?

mrguy45

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If a computer company is selling a laptop with a discontinued processor, say, one of the C2Ds like T6600, is it better to just wait until they run out and start using better CPUs?
 
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Depends on its price and your needs, but for me if it was cheap enough and suited my needs I would get it. If you are not in a rush then you could always wait.

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Depends on its price and your needs, but for me if it was cheap enough and suited my needs I would get it. If you are not in a rush then you could always wait.
 
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mrguy45

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The computer I was looking at goes on sale once a month, give or take, so I was thinking by the time I go to buy it, it might be close to not being in any more of their computers. And for what I'm planning on doing, more CPU power is very welcome. I guess I'll just wait and see.
 

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You should link it for us to give you better advice.
 

mrguy45

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The CPU- http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37255

The laptop is one of the Lenovo Y550's which go on sale every week with different configurations/versions. The base CPU is the T6600 shown in the link. I'm waiting for a configuration of this to come on sale:
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/systemconfig.runtime.workflow:LoadRuntimeTree?sb=:00000025:00002706:&smid=DA40E564A98B48AC82D1A42981E9AFA8=

Except I'd get 4GB of RAM, 64 Bit OS, bigger HD maybe, etc., but that's the bones of it.
 

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Well you're waiting anyways, so there's a chance that you might run into a laptop with a i5 that is right for you, but otherwise if the laptop is right for you then get it.
 

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I would think this would be obvious. If the machine will do what you want, at a price you are willing to pay, then buy it. If it won't perform as fast as you need, or will cost to much, then don't. For example, I bought perhaps as much as a year ago an old P3 Tablet. I bought it to watch videos to and from work, and while waiting for my shift to start. It also has a 40GB drive which is enough for a couple of seasons of stuff, and built in wifi so I can log on works free wifi. Sure a netbook would have also worked (assuming I'm willing to put up with the smaller screen and harddrive size) but it would have cost me more then the $125 shipped that I spent. I would be VERY annoyed if it was my only computer, but it does what I want, without breaking my bank.

If you need more CPU power, then keep looking/waiting. If that will work and its a good price, then buy it.