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Difference between i3 and dual core

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January 10, 2011 8:44:23 PM

Hi,

I am looking for a decent laptop for home usage for browsing and normal computing. I am confused which processor to go for. I have the following 3 choices,
HP - g62t - Pentium dual core - 4GB RAM - 320 hdd -bla bla for $424 + tax
HP - g62t - i3 350M 2.26Ghz - 4GB RAM - 500 hdd -bla bla for $474 + tax
HP - g62t - i3 370M 2.40Ghz - 4GB RAM - 500 hdd -bla bla for $494 + tax

Please help me decide.

Thanks in advance!

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January 10, 2011 9:00:21 PM

Go for the g62t with the i3 370m; i use the i3 530 desktop cpu, and it works great.
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January 11, 2011 5:38:19 AM

Any of the I3's will do, but stay away from the Pentium dual core.
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January 11, 2011 5:22:10 PM

i3-370. It is worth the extra 20 bucks.
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January 11, 2011 5:57:25 PM

I will bet that the "Pentium Dual Core" used here is a P6100. They came out last September. Its an Arrandale-based processor... so its like a "mobile i3 Jr.". The main differences are that its 1> same/133/266 MHz slower than the slowest mobile i3, 2> Lacks HyperThreading, 3> Lacks SSE4 4> Lacks Virtualization, 5> slightly higher min voltage.

So... its not as bad as the 'classic' Pentium dual core chips... but I think the extra $50/70 isn't too much to pay for the extra 266/400 MHz and Hyperthreading. It should make the laptop feel 'snappier'.

Good luck!
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January 18, 2011 9:41:51 PM

Thank you so much to you all. I am planning to go for i3 but the model i have decided is HP dv6t

15'6 + i3 + 4GB RAM + 500 GB HDD + webcam + bla bla.... - around $550

Any comments? Is HP preferred to DELL?
which display size is convenient to use(14 or 15'6)? Will it make significant difference in weight?
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January 18, 2011 10:44:55 PM

I've used hp's customer support including their live online tech support. Probably better than dell's support.
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January 19, 2011 12:16:17 AM

raajagurum said:
Thank you so much to you all. I am planning to go for i3 but the model i have decided is HP dv6t

15'6 + i3 + 4GB RAM + 500 GB HDD + webcam + bla bla.... - around $550

Any comments? Is HP preferred to DELL?
which display size is convenient to use(14 or 15'6)? Will it make significant difference in weight?

That sounds pretty reasonable. I think HP has surpassed Dell lately. We're getting HP machines now at work at they're pretty well built.
HP has felt a little more sturdy than the last Toshiba I looked at. More metal and less plastic for the two I compared.

Enjoy the new system!
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