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June 15, 2010 6:44:59 AM

I'm planning 2 buy a laptp within 35000/- . I wnt 2 run phtoshp, flash, dream weavr, n pwr pt . Shal I go 4 core 2 duo or core i3 ? Wl 3GB SDRAM,320 GB hard drive n windws 7 suit me? :sarcastic: 

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June 15, 2010 7:09:03 AM

go for i3, its the newer 32nm technology, and faster because of HT (which allows the processor to process 4 threads at the same time). Plus, the i3 is faster clock-for-clock and beats a core 2 duo p8600 at any given benchmark and even the T9550 (2.66ghz) at cinebench R10 bench. Plus u'll get better battery life.
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June 15, 2010 1:59:40 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

If the 4 cores CPU is the i5-7xx series or the i7, go with it. If isn't go with the i3 and finally go with the Core 2 Duo.
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June 15, 2010 2:03:38 PM

In this case I'm thinking "Shal I go 4 core" actually means 'shall I go for Core 2 Duo'

Chose Core i3 over Core 2 Duo.
Unless it's a Core 2 Duo P9600 (2.66GHz, 6M L2 Cache) vs Core i3-330M Processor (2.13 GHz, 3M Cache, )
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