Core 2 Duo vs i3 / i5 Tags: CPUs Laptops Last response: February 13, 2010 4:56 AM in CPUs Share adarsha_tamrakar February 13, 2010 4:29:01 AM i am gonna buy a DELL laptop and i want to know which is a better choice Choice 1 : Dell(TM) Inspiron 14 Laptop (S541003IN8) Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.2GHz / 800MHz FSB / 2MB Cache) 4GB (2x2G) Dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM Video Card Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD Choice 2 : Dell™ Inspiron 14 New Laptop (S541210IN8) Processor Intel® Core™ i5-430M Processor (2.26Ghz, 4Threads, turbo boost up to 2.53 GHz, 3M cache) Memory 3GB 2 DIMM (1 GB + 2 GB) DDR3 1066Mhz ( memory cant be upgraded to 4gb ram for some reason.. ) Video Card Intel® HD Graphics Choice 3 : Dell(TM) Studio 14 Laptop (S541023IN8) Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.20GHz/ 800 FSB/ 2MB Cache) Video Card Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD 4GB Dual-channel 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 x 2GB) Choice 4 : Dell(TM) Inspiron 14 Laptop with the same features as the first one but with i 3 processor!!! Any help would be very helpful.... i dont intend to do much of gaming.. but i would definately do a little gaming... More about : core duo p1n3apqlexpr3ss a b à CPUs February 13, 2010 4:42:17 AM Choice 2 would be the best... however all wouldnt be very good at gaming... all using intels integrated graphics solutions... adarsha_tamrakar February 13, 2010 4:44:02 AM yeah i thought so too.. but i cant seem to upgrade it to 4 gb ram... will it make much difference if it is 3gb ram and not 4 ???? Related resources Core 2 duo vs i3 i5 ? - Forum Which is better: intel Core 2 Duo , Centrino 2 , Core i3 , i5 or i7 - Forum Which processor is better i3 or i5 or i7 or core to duo - Forum I3 vs core 2 duo E8400 - Forum Intel i3 vs core 2 duo - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer adarsha_tamrakar February 13, 2010 4:45:23 AM yeah i thought so too.. but i cant seem to upgrade it to 4 gb ram... will it make much difference if it is 3gb ram and not 4 ???? p1n3apqlexpr3ss a b à CPUs February 13, 2010 4:46:23 AM Wont make much difference... probably cant upgrade because system is only using 32bit OS not a 64bit OS adarsha_tamrakar February 13, 2010 4:50:36 AM umm it says..Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit (English) ... the inspiron 15 has 4gb ram wid all the other specifications the same... but its more expensive.. and i dont want a 15.6 inch screen... 14 inch is good for me!! p1n3apqlexpr3ss a b à CPUs February 13, 2010 4:56:00 AM In that case go for choice 1 then... but upgrade graphics card if possible Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCore 2 duo v/s core i3 370 ForumHeating of Core2Duo vs Core i3 ForumIntel i3 vs core 2 duo ForumCore 2 Duo v/s Core i3 ForumCore 2 duo p8700 vs i3 ForumIntel i3 core 2 .13G vs 2 duo 2.2 G? ForumIntel core i3 330M v/s intel core 2 duo T6600 ForumIntel Core2 Duo SU9600 or I3 330UM For HP Tablet ForumIntel core 2 duo vs intel i5 ForumIntel® Core ™ i5 - vs core 2 duo ForumCore i3 vs core2duo Forum500w PSU ForumHow do I overclock my Intel Core 2 Duo CPU? ForumSAMURAI-Z Rev.B cooler ... good for Core Duo 2 E8400?? Forum[Solved] Compare Dual Core E5200 with Core 2 Duo E5300 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !