7200 and i3 worth the difference? Tags: Prebuilt Systems Last response: August 9, 2010 12:50 PM in Systems Share optimus290 August 9, 2010 10:50:14 AM Hey guys I am buying a laptop with the following config: core i3 350m 3m cache 2.26GHz 3gb ddr3 ram 320gb 5400 rpm sata hdd ati 5470 1gb dedicated graphics 15.6" WLED screen this is costing me around $850. and I have another option to upgrade it and get the following things extra. core i3 350m 3m cache 2.4GHz 4gb ddr3 ram 320gb 7200 rpm sata hdd backlit keyboard If i would get the latter option it will cost me around $120 extra. That makes it $970. I want to know whether the difference of hardly 200MHz and 5400rpm hard drive instead of the 7200 rpm hdd will make much of a difference. backlit keyboard is not a top priority! More about : 7200 worth difference asteldian August 9, 2010 11:36:09 AM Worth $120? No, however, having said that, I would not want a system without 4gb of RAM and a 7200rpm HDD, so you may have little choice but to pay it m 0 l optimus290 August 9, 2010 12:50:20 PM asteldian said:Worth $120? No, however, having said that, I would not want a system without 4gb of RAM and a 7200rpm HDD, so you may have little choice but to pay it btw.. i forgot to mention that the laptop will be used only for applications like autocad(which ever is the latest), some GIS software for architecture and some office apps. I intend to use the laptop for the next 3 years at least. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat is the real-life difference between 5200 and 7200 HDD RPM? Forum SolvedWill RAID 0 with 2 HDD's make any noticeable difference? (7200 rpm) Forum SolvedMy motherboard has SATA 3 Gb/s ports. (SATA 2?) So it is OK to buy SATA 3 HDD? It is worth to buy SSD or 7200 rpm? Forum Solvedis it worth upgrading from Intel G3220 to Intel Core i3 4130 ??? Forum SolvedLaptop i3 1.3 GHz and 7200 HDD vs i3 2.1 Hhz 5400 HDD Forum SolvedDifference between intel core i3 processor & core 2 duo Forum 5400 rpms vs. 7200 rpms worth it for storing movies to stream to plex Forum SolvedIs there a noticable difference between 5900rpm and 7200rpm HDD? Forum Solvedi5 vs i7? Worth the $80 price difference? Forum SolvedDifference between SSD and 7200 rpm Forum Solvedwhat the difference between core 2 duo and i3 Forum Solveddifference between core2 duo and i3 Forum Solvedi5 4670 VS i5 4670K is it worth the price difference. Forum SolvedWhat is the difference betwee i7 and i5 and i3? Forum SolvedUsing 7200rpm drives in RAID-0, worth it ? Forum Solvedwill Intel core i3 4130 worth over intel Pentium g3220 Forum SolvedIs there really any difference between Intel Pentium G and Intel Core i3 in real world test? Forum Solveddifference in the performance of i3 and i5 and i7 Forum SolvedUpgrade from i3 2120 to Haswell worth it? Forum SolvedUpgrade from i3 2120 to Haswell worth it? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !