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November 4, 2013 8:55:48 PM

Bay trail quad core (z3740) vs celeron dual core (2117u)

Which one will be good for

Web browsing, 1080p movies, light movie maker editing etc

Bay trail one has a TDP of 2W but 4 cores so can we expect good multi tasking while saving battery compared to 2117u CPU ?

Actually I have seen lot of benchmarks for z3740 and it can also output 4k video without any issues.. my concern is about the performance of the celeron CPU.. according to passmark its comparable to my 5 year old e7300.

Its a tough choice to me.. I'm trying to select between dell inspiron 11 3000 and Asus transformer book t100.. please advice guys.. thanks

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November 5, 2013 12:12:02 AM

Well, it is a bit difficult to compare the two, since Bay Trail is more on a low power SoC side of things, while Celeron is based on the desktop Ivy Bridge architecture.

Celeron is stronger, since it natively runs at 1.8 Ghz and is based on a performance oriented Ivy Bridge, while Bay Trail at 1.3 with possible Turbo Boost to 1.8 with minimal features (for example no 64-bit applications support, not that it matters since in either case you won't be using those).

But Bay Trail without a doubt is more energy efficient which is critical for such compact devices, so just take it really - if it is capable of outputting 4k videos, then really it's good for everything you need. Take it.
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November 5, 2013 12:52:26 AM

@Gaidax thanks a lot for the quick reply..

I think extra 2 cores in baytrail will be an added advantage over dual core in celeron when it comes to multi tasking.. I'll be using Windows 8.1 split windows and run multiple browsers in both desktop and metro simultaniously.. hope bayttail can handle it well without taxing a lot on battery..

Anyone using either model mentioned above please share some insight on how these CPUs work in real world instances etc
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