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Intel T2060 or AMD Turion64 X2 TL-50?

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May 20, 2007 2:21:33 PM

I am looking at purchasing a very budget laptop with a T2060 in it. The sales guy keeps telling me how "garbage" the T2060 is compared to the TL-50. Is there any truth to this? From the research I have done they seem very close in comparison, certainly not enough to pay a bit more for the TL-50 or to forgo some features on the other machine just to get it.

Am I correct, that these two would rank just about the same in performance? (Actually, I think the T2060 would be a touch better, but I could be wrong on that.)

Thanks for any help on this. :) 
May 20, 2007 2:35:46 PM

They both have same GHz. The Core may have the edge but I would just go for the cheaper or more fully featured notebook.
May 20, 2007 2:59:03 PM

Go for the Core 2. Intel dominates when it comes to laptops.
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May 20, 2007 3:03:39 PM

Im sure the core2duo would be a slight bit faster, but i have a laptop with a TL-50 in it, and it is by no means slow. The only reason i went with the TL-50 over an equivalent c2d was because of the geforce go 6150, which is a bit better than most of intels integrated graphics offerings. (I can actually play some games on low-med settings with it, like WoW, CSS, CoD2)
May 20, 2007 3:22:52 PM

The reason I recommend the Core is not only because of the CPU, but overall the platform that it resides in is better than its competitor. If you spend enough time, especially with sites like HP, you can get a model with similar or better graphics for the same price.
May 20, 2007 3:49:52 PM

T2060 is slightly faster and is more energy efficient. The Turion TL-50 is 64bit, while the T2060 is 32bit. But there is no advantage of 64bit unless you have more than 4GB and I doubt that your notebook will support 4GB.
If they are priced same, then the T2060 is a better deal, compared to the TL-50.
May 20, 2007 4:33:24 PM

Thanks guys...you pretty much confirmed that I was right and the sales guy was wrong. I went for the T2060 as planned. :) 
May 20, 2007 4:36:10 PM

Easily the T2060. Less power consumption and better performance.
May 20, 2007 5:20:04 PM

Evalute "features" of laptop first and foremost. Processor type is certainly a feature but usually not the number one factor.

If I could have bought an AMD notebook at the right price ($600-700) with the right features, I would've bought it. Unfortunately I couldn't find one at that price. I did find an Intel notebook that meets my specs so I bought it.
May 21, 2007 11:55:43 AM

First off a T2060 is a Core Duo and not a Core 2 Duo!. I have this Core Duo processor running in my laptop and its very good. My laptop copes very well with windows Vista and I even play some games on it. You have made a good choice because although they are both good the Core Duo does consume less power, which will help increase battery life.
May 21, 2007 12:14:36 PM

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First off a T2060 is a Core Duo and not a Core 2 Duo!. I have this Core Duo processor running in my laptop and its very good. My laptop copes very well with windows Vista and I even play some games on it. You have made a good choice because although they are both good the Core Duo does consume less power, which will help increase battery life.


Edit: Looks like the 2060 is a 2050 with less cache and renamed Pentium Dual core. Mine is actually the 2050, but I doubt the difference is that huge anyway. They are both based on the Yonah core.
May 21, 2007 1:05:18 PM

Get the T2060.
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