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Intel core i5 vs i3 laptop

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October 29, 2011 11:47:06 AM

need some advice. looking at two hp laptops one has 15.6 screen with i5 os other has 17.2 screen with i3 os - same price - both have 500g mem and 4g ram. i prefer the larger screen. i will not be using it for gaming just basic word apps, internet, etc. how much am i really sacrificing by going with i3 as opposed to i5?

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October 29, 2011 11:51:40 AM

Link the computer so we can see all the specs.
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October 29, 2011 4:27:35 PM

It depends which i3 and which i5
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October 29, 2011 4:30:54 PM

mfriday said:
need some advice. looking at two hp laptops one has 15.6 screen with i5 os other has 17.2 screen with i3 os - same price - both have 500g mem and 4g ram. i prefer the larger screen. i will not be using it for gaming just basic word apps, internet, etc. how much am i really sacrificing by going with i3 as opposed to i5?

an i5 is pretty much just a i3 with turbo

but please list the other components so that we could compare them tho
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October 29, 2011 4:45:38 PM

1 could be 1st gen and the other second.
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October 29, 2011 7:32:47 PM

For basic word apps, internet, watching video, etc. either processor will be faster regardless if it is a 1st or 2nd generation Core i3 or Core i5 CPU.

However, you should provide details / links to both laptops to determine which is the better value.
October 30, 2011 2:22:02 PM

actually if both of the laptops have the same spec apart from the cpu then its just up to you really, if you need the benefit of having a larger screen or you need a smaller laptop, and if you prefer the larger screen one then get it, the chances are the performance of the i3 wouldnt be too far off the i5
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