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Notebooks £100 extra for core2duo over turion

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Matticus, 29 May 2008.

  1. Matticus

    Matticus ...

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    Basically I am going for a lappy soon, but I don't want to spend too much.

    The system must be around

    dual core 2ghz
    2gb ram
    8400GS 128mb

    Now for around £600+ I can get a core2duo based system, but for £500 I can get a turion based one but with a 256mb 8400GS

    Is that extra £100 worth the core2duo, I have a feeling that its not. I think taking into account the 8400GS, the gaming performance will be held back by that rather than the cpu, I only need it for some light gaming and mainly RTS.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    If it were me I'd go for the C2D, if only for the added resale value it'll afford for your laptop - after all, Turion chips are quite an old tech. now, who's going to want one in a couple of years?

    Another thing to consider is that while it might not strictly be worth it as a performance benefit alone, it is still a benefit. A C2D chip is a good deal faster than an equivalently clocked Turion.
     
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