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I3-2120 or i5-2310

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January 21, 2012 3:03:19 PM


I'm looking at purchasing a low end "refurbished" Dell Inspiron 620. There are two system similarly configured except for the processor -- one with an i3-2120 for $379 the other with an i5-2320 for $429. This machine will only be used for very basic computing (internet, email, etc) NO gaming. Is the i5 worth the extra $50?


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a c 788 à CPUs
January 21, 2012 3:15:41 PM

For your use the I3 will do just as well!
January 21, 2012 7:11:59 PM

Great - sounds fine to me.

One other thing if I may - Is there a big difference between an i3-2100 and i3-2120 (3.1GHz vs. 3.3GHz)? There is an i3-2100 with more memory (4GB vs. 6GB) available for $10 less.

Thanks again,
Steve K.
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a c 788 à CPUs
January 21, 2012 7:48:42 PM

The difference is the slight increase in CPU speed about 7%, for your application 4GB is plenty.
January 21, 2012 8:32:19 PM

Thank you
a b à CPUs
January 21, 2012 8:33:41 PM

I'd go with the 6gb of ram just because the slight cpu increase will hardly ever be seen without gaming but ram could sometimes be needed. Also its $10 less for basically the same thing.
January 21, 2012 9:25:17 PM

OKAY thanks all