Core i3 vs 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo Tags: CPUs Core Compaq Dell Last response: February 23, 2010 4:38 PM in CPUs Share ftayyeb February 23, 2010 7:18:37 AM Hello, I'm confused between buying a Dell and a Compaq Presario. My usage for a laptop is for normal word, excel, email, internet, music - no graphic works, just some basic photoshopping. The specs of the Dell are: 2.13 core i3 (which i know is new), 2GB ram, 250GB HDD, etc etc The specs of the Compaq are: 2.1 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 3GB ram and 320 GB HDD the compaq is slightly more expensive than the dell but the biggest difference is that one has a faster, newer processor chip and the other has better ram. what would you guys recommend? i'd want to stick to this laptop for at least 2-3 years. thanks More about : core 1ghz core duo mi1ez a b à CPUs February 23, 2010 8:56:12 AM Go with the faster CPU, the RAM is an easy cheap upgrade at a later date. das_stig a c 93 à CPUs February 23, 2010 12:32:15 PM +1 CPU Related resources I3 2310m vs CORE 2 duo T6600 - Forum Intel Core i3-2310M 2.1ghz vs AMD Phenom II Quad- Core P960 1.8ghz - Forum Core i3 1st gen vs core 2 duo ?what are the differences? - Forum Dual Core or Core 2 Duo ? - Forum 2 .13ghz core 2 duo vs 2 .13ghz core i3 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Flightsimluke February 23, 2010 3:36:33 PM Yeah, ram and harddrives are easy to upgrade cjl a b à CPUs February 23, 2010 4:38:36 PM I'd definitely go for the i3. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Core2Duo P8700 Vs I3 330M Forum I3 vs core 2 duo E8400 Forum Intel core2 duo vs i3 upgrade need help Forum Intel i3 vs core 2 duo Forum Intel core 2 duo vs intel core i3 Forum Opinions and price of this PSU........... Forum I5 750 core temps variations? Forum Core 2 Quad Q6600 temperature Forum Intel(R)core(TM)2 DUO CPUs T5800 will IT WORK the XP Mode Forum Pentium dual core or celeron dual core Forum [Solved] Intel Core i7 975 Extreme needs thermal compound? Forum What is difference between core i3 and core i5 and c2d Forum I'm looking for Core i7 and Core 2 Temperature Guide Forum Core i5 temp Questions Forum Intel core i7 vs core to quad Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !