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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI3 worth the it? ForumDifference between i5 and i3 , gaming performance? ForumIntel Core i3 Worth Upgrading to? ForumIs there a noticable difference between 5900rpm and 7200 rpm HDD? ForumCore i3 Processor and ASUS GTX 650 ForumFX-6300 really worth it over i3 3220? ForumSSD or 7200 rpm HDD Forum14" Gamer Laptop Addons Worth $? ForumIs it worth to upgrade from c2d to i3 ForumDifference between SSD and 7200 rpm ForumIntel Pentium vs i3 ForumI3 + 670 | good idea? Forum5400 vs 7200 : worth the price? ForumIs it worth the money to upgrade from an intel i3 2100 to i5? ForumLaptop i3 1.3 GHz and 7200 HDD vs i3 2.1 Hhz 5400 HDD ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumAtom 330 platform - still worth for an HTPC? ForumIs really worth it?? Forum[Solved] Upgrade gfx card on old pentium 4 worth it? Forum[Solved] Any difference? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !