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May 3, 2009 6:13:04 PM

I'm customizing my HP HDX18T and cannot decide between two processors.

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz)
and
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz) for an additional $150

Now is the 2.66GHz processor really worth the extra $150, or would I be fine with a 2.53GHz processor?
Main question...is there really that much of a significant difference between the two?

Thank you very much.

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May 3, 2009 7:03:44 PM

Where are you buying them that their is a $150 difference? There should be a $50-$100 difference only. The T9550 has twice the cache (6mb vs 3mb), not just an extra ghz. If you can get it for less than $100 more than the P8700 then go for it, if not then the P8700 is fine.
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May 3, 2009 7:13:51 PM

He is probably buying a laptop from a retailer.

No, for $150 that is a total rip off.
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May 3, 2009 7:23:52 PM

The_Blood_Raven said:
Where are you buying them that their is a $150 difference? There should be a $50-$100 difference only. The T9550 has twice the cache (6mb vs 3mb), not just an extra ghz. If you can get it for less than $100 more than the P8700 then go for it, if not then the P8700 is fine.

I'm getting it directly from HP
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May 3, 2009 9:34:31 PM

Sounds normal for them to charge that much. Recently HP had a desktop that came standard with a 2.2Ghz Sempron, which I believe retails at places like newegg.com for $29.99. To upgrade to the Athlon X2 4850 was +$90, when it's retail price is only about $55.
May 11, 2009 3:04:51 AM

Sorry thought you were upgrading the CPU in an existing laptop since those are both upgrade-ready CPUs.
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May 11, 2009 3:48:08 AM

I'd get the P8700 - the speed difference is minimal, and IIRC, the P series have a 25W TDP, rather than the T series 35W TDP. Besides, it isn't worth the cost.
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