Best mobile cpu Tags: CPUs Laptops Intel i5 Last response: November 11, 2010 5:52 PM in CPUs Share miocene November 10, 2010 2:19:26 PM Hey, I'm thinking of replacing my netbook with something with a bit more grunt. I've looked at laptops with intel i3 and i5 cpus and am struggling to determine the difference between some of them. The main one I'm interested in is the i3 370m which has the following specs: 2.4GHz, 3MB cache, 35W, 2 cores and DDR3 RAM. Upon looking at the i5 520U and 520E it appears to have identical specs to the i3. Is it worth paying more for an i5 laptop? What, if any, are the differences between these cpus? More about : mobile cpu ahumphers91 November 10, 2010 3:32:53 PM what will the main use be for? miocene November 11, 2010 9:21:22 AM mostly office and multimedia. Not gaming, although the laptops I have in mind do have discrete graphics too. Just want a pretty speedy machine that can handle multi-tasking well. Related resources Best cpu configuration for mobile game development. - Forum best mobile cpu - Forum best mobile cpu - Forum Best CPU to go along with mobile GTX 680M? - Forum Best mobile CPU ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ahumphers91 November 11, 2010 4:59:39 PM Go with the i3. enzo matrix a c 131 à CPUs November 11, 2010 5:52:49 PM If the systems are all identical besides the processor, I say get the ccheapest. All are a major improvemtn ove any processor found in a netbook. And the differences between each of the processors you listed are minor and not noticable to you. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMobile CPU upgrade ForumCompatible CPU upgrade from Mobile T2060? ForumComparing Mobile Intel CPU Questions ForumWill my SLI Mobile GPUs be bottlenecked by my CPU ? ForumResearching mobile CPU 's and hardware... ForumI7 mobile question: dual vs quad core ForumWhich is the best processor between i3 & i5 processor for mobile software in ForumMobile CPU help ForumMobile CPU power consumption benchmark ForumOpinions on the best Windows mobile PPC ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... Forum[Solved] Best cpu cooler for core i7 930 Forum[Solved] Need to see whats best out of three case options ForumBest computer configuration Forum[Solved] Best sub $50 gaming case More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !