buying a new laptop soon and need some advice. trying to stay within budget but do not want to compromise on performance. not a gamer but pretty advanced user and lots of multi-tasking. want to get i5 with gpu, but just outside price range. of the 2 options any recommendations, suggestions, etc. are appreciated. I'm open to any input.
So far I think since the i3 is the entry-level new gen intel that I would be better off with an i5 and no gpu (just intel HD integrated) and take my chances. My biggest concern about the gpu is that I will be doing some internet streaming to 1080p hdtv via hdmi.
Thanks in advance.
Just did a benchmark on the readily available cpus in question and they seem to me to be pretty close (like 10 to 15 %).
That means to me the main difference would be the turbo boost of the i5. Is that correct? Thoughts?
i5 460M is 100MHz faster and has turbo,so overall the difference isn't much.
How much is the price difference between them ?
about 50 bucks. HP has an i3 with a gpu and dell i5 does not. Here are the 2 systems:
HP Pavilion $599 after rebate
Intel Core i3 + ATI 1GB 5650
HP Pavilion dv6-3143us Intel Core i3 370M(2.40GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 + Intel HD NoteBook
* Intel Core i3-370M (2.4G...
* 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5...
* Part#: XG759UA#ABA
* Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* Optical Drive Type: DVD Super Multi
* Resolution: 1366 x 768
* Model #: dv6-3143us
* Item #: N82E16834157466
* Return Policy: Computer Replacement Only Return Policy