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PentiumM 2.0Ghz 760 vs. Pentium Duo Core T2400 1.88Ghz

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April 24, 2006 6:20:31 AM

Hi All,

I'm interested in 2 Laptops:
DELL Latitude D610:
Costs 400$ more, has an Intel PentiumM 760 2.0 Ghz proccesor, more battery and basically, according to DELL's website, is more advanced.
Has a 14" screen, comes with a more powerfull graphic-card ATI Radeon mobility X300,
comes with a Windows XP Pro license.

DELL Inspiron 6400:
Although from the Inspiron line, which is more basic, equipped with a Pentium Duo Core T2400 1.88Ghz proccesor, bigger screen (15.4" WideScreen), comes with a Windows XP Pro license.

I can get both in the same price and I'm having a hard time decided what to buy. Any suggestions?
Is the 1.88 Duo Core really matters?
Please advise.
April 24, 2006 7:06:04 AM

I'd personally go with the core duo.

more optimized for media than the pentium M. dual core, which makes it more future proof. and really you're only talking about a 120mhz difference.

of course, if you want to game on your laptop, and everything else is just light text, internet type use, the pentium M system does have the better video card.

it's up to you.
April 24, 2006 2:04:21 PM

I think that is not worth paying 400$ more for dualcore, but it depends for what are you going to use your notebook.
I have PentiumM 760, it is wonderfull. There are only few multithread apps available, so you won't get much if you are not running a lot of CPU hungry tasks at same time.
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April 24, 2006 2:46:15 PM

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I think that is not worth paying 400$ more for dualcore, but it depends for what are you going to use your notebook.
I have PentiumM 760, it is wonderfull. There are only few multithread apps available, so you won't get much if you are not running a lot of CPU hungry tasks at same time.


You misread his post... the non-dual-core laptop is $400 more (admittedly it is a Latitude and not an Inspiron) I own a Core Duo (1.66) Inspiron laptop and love it... 1 GB of RAM and an ATI X1400 video system... love it.
April 24, 2006 3:09:17 PM

Meh just throw down for a XPS M1710 at 4.5 grand lol.

In all seriousness though it depends on usage. I would personaly say the Core Duo... its just a performance machine. Intel acctually did something right for the first time in a few years (lets not get on that debate lol). Pentium M is a nice little proc but as mutithreaded apps become the norm the advantages of the Core Duo will surface. As for now there is little benefit but in time there will be. Patients My Young Padiwon Learner.
April 24, 2006 3:14:41 PM

yeap, the non-dual core costs 400$ more, but he can buy it for the same money, therefore saving those 400$. So, i guess there is more than just the graphcis card that is better.
15.8" widescreen sounds great for me, but as I said depends for what is he planing to use hes notebook.
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