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. m 0 l das_stig a c 104 à CPUs February 23, 2010 12:32:15 PM +1 CPU m 0 l Related resources Core 2 duo vs I3 vs I5 - Forum Old core 2 duo vs I3 540? - Forum Core 2 Duo vs Core i3 - Forum Core 2 Duo v/s Core i3 - Forum Intel core 2 duo vs intel 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 m 0 l cjl a b à CPUs February 23, 2010 4:38:36 PM I'd definitely go for the i3. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI3 vs core 2 duo E8400 Forum SolvedCore2Duo vs i3 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 Intel core2 duo vs i3 upgrade need help Forum Intel i3 vs core 2 duo Forum 2.13ghz core 2 duo vs 2.13ghz core i3 Forum Intel i3 vs core 2 duo Forum I3 2310m vs CORE 2 duo T6600 Forum Intel core 2 duo vs intel core i3 Forum Core™2 Duo Processor P8700 vs core i3 380UM Forum Heating of Core2Duo vs Core i3 Forum Core 2 duo VS core i3 cpu Forum CORE 2 DUO VS I3 Forum Core 2 duo vs i3 i5? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !