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... m 0 l 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 ???? m 0 l Related resources Core 2 duo vs I3 vs I5 - Forum Core 2 duo vs i3 i5? - Forum Should I go to I3 or I5 from Core 2 Duo Q6600? - Forum Old core 2 duo vs I3 540? - Forum Core 2 Duo vs Core i3 - 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 ???? m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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!! m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which is better: intel Core 2 Duo, Centrino 2, Core i3, i5 or i7 Forum Difference between i3 and i5 and i7 and core 2 duo Forum Compare core 2 duo and core i3 and i5 Forum Which is better: intel Core 2 Duo, Centrino 2, Core i3, i5 or i7 Forum SolvedCore 2 Duo v/s Core i3 Forum SolvedIntel core 2 duo vs intel core i3 Forum SolvedI3 vs core 2 duo E8400 Forum SolvedCore2Duo vs i3 Forum SolvedIntel Core i3 4130 3.4GHz vs i5 3470 3.2 GHz Forum Comparison between i3 i5 and core2duo Forum Need help choosing core 2 duo /quad, i3, i5 for laptop. Forum Which is better: intel Core 2 Duo, Centrino 2, Core i3, i5 or i7 Forum Solved2.4ghz i5 vs 2.8ghz core duo(macbook pro 15") Forum Core i3 1st gen vs core 2 duo?what are the differences? Forum Intel core2 duo vs i3 upgrade need help Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !