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March 23, 2010 4:56:44 PM

Went in Tesco, looked at some laptops. Guy says the laptop next to him was fastest because it was the only one with a dual core processor. I said "hold on, this one over here has a core 2 duo". He says "oh but that's not dual core, it's just a brand name". What do you make of this? Was it Doublespeak?

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March 23, 2010 5:12:17 PM

Core 2 duo is a dual core CPU. I'm not sure the guy you were talking to knew what he was saying.

You can have dual core CPUs from AMD, but they wouldn't be Core 2 Duo - that's Intel only.

Intel did have dual-core (you can get Pentium Dual core still), but they are not quite as fast and have a slightly different architecture.

I don't think that guy knew what he was talking about.
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March 23, 2010 5:19:03 PM

Yup that guy obviously didn't have a clue! The Core 2 Duo are indeed a dual core processor :) 
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a c 105 à CPUs
March 23, 2010 5:22:42 PM

a salesmen with no knowledge on the product he sells!!

reminds of the time my buddy asked me to come car shopping with him. He asked a Toyota salesperson how many horsepower the engine had in the Corolla we where test driving. Salesmen said it was around "200hp", I replied its more like "125hp".
a b à CPUs
March 23, 2010 5:40:15 PM

you know, i have been kicked out of bestbuy on a few occasions for correcting sales people

i hate how they make it up to sell a product
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March 23, 2010 6:02:50 PM

customer - "I want a PC that can play the latest video games, video editing, run photo-shop software and won't be outdated in six months"

best buy salesman - "let me show you this Compaq with a fast Celeron processor, an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator video card, and 6GB OF RAM!! For an extra $100, you can purchase our award winning* buyer protection program and with our best buy card you only pay 30% APR."

*award was given to Best Buy by Best Buy
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March 23, 2010 6:12:20 PM

ct1615 said:
customer - "I want a PC that can play the latest video games, video editing, run photo-shop software and won't be outdated in six months"

best buy salesman - "let me show you this Compaq with a fast Celeron processor, an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator video card, and 6GB OF RAM!! For an extra $100, you can purchase our award winning* buyer protection program and with our best buy card you only pay 30% APR."

*award was given to Best Buy by Best Buy


sounds about right, and its that kind of stuff that makes me angry at them
and the worst part is that i know people who are good with computers not get hired (for either sales or whatever their fixing thing is named)

the worst part is that people know the intel name, so they hear intel for graphics and they think it is good....until they try to run a game
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March 23, 2010 7:06:48 PM

huron said:
I think added to the Best Buy example is the option to "optimize" your PC:

http://consumerist.com/2010/01/consumerist-investigatio...


i have read that before, i have been tempted to go in and ask about it like they did

also i would like to say, bestbuy does have an online price matcher (at least in Rochester and Orchard Park, NY), so if you need something now, look it up at newegg (or else-ware) and go to the customer service desk and tell them where the lower price is
a c 105 à CPUs
March 23, 2010 7:23:04 PM

Caveat emptor
a b à CPUs
March 23, 2010 7:26:38 PM

ct1615 said:
Caveat emptor


true, but at the same time, it isn't so bad helping someone out if i am there (ans yes, i had to look that up)

though i don't go crusading there everyday
a c 105 à CPUs
March 23, 2010 7:33:58 PM

mindless728 said:
true, but at the same time, it isn't so bad helping someone out


nothing wrong with that either
March 24, 2010 4:22:52 AM

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i know people who are good with computers not get hired


They want a puppet and someone who is good at BS. I think the best option is working for yourself.

Cheers for your responses everyone, I thought there was something incorrect with what he was saying. I didn't argue with him though. He seemed so confident. I'm pretty sure it was an amd dual core, Heron, you were spot on.


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you know, i have been kicked out of bestbuy on a few occasions for correcting sales people

i hate how they make it up to sell a product


Ahaha they need correcting!
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