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April 12, 2012 9:17:32 AM

Hello,
I have Dell Inspiron core 2 duo 2.4's. I want to sell it and buy a newer computer with equal or greater power. What Intel processor options do I have?

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April 12, 2012 9:36:50 AM

q9400 q9550 q9650

unfortunately they are going to be hard to find and overpriced. theyll probably cost more than a 2500k does, but with substantially less performance
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April 12, 2012 9:38:49 AM

or are you selling the whole computer and looking for a whole new computer?

if so, how much are you looking to spend? what do you primarily want to do with it?
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April 12, 2012 9:46:27 AM

Thank you for your reply. Yes I'm selling the laptop. I got an offer for $300 but I started looking around and got hesitant to sell. I download a lot, music, movies, etc... I like to work with multiple tabs at a time and have music playing so I need some power
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April 12, 2012 9:54:13 AM

Please excuse me for posting in the wrong section
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April 12, 2012 9:55:24 AM

are you looking for another laptop or a desktop?
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April 12, 2012 2:13:27 PM

Laptop
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April 12, 2012 10:47:46 PM

If you are not going to be playing any games then just about any laptop with a Core i3 will suit your needs. The following Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 for $500 should suit your basic needs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

While the Core i3-2350 @ 2.3GHz is 100MHz slower than your Core 2 Duo mobile CPU, the actual increase in performance is about 20% thanks to a better CPU architecture.

Click the following link which compares the desktop Core 2 Duo E8600 (3.16GHz) and the Core i3-2100 CPUs (3.1GHz). Mobile CPUs are based on the same architecture as the desktop versions so the performance should more or less correlate to each other.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/55?vs=289

Ignore the SYSMark 2007 synthetic benchmarks. Synthetic benchmarks are basically crap, because actual benchmarks paints a difference performance picture.
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April 12, 2012 10:58:37 PM

you can buy a laptop with an A6 for cheap which has decent graphical performance for videos and such and also being quad core, it will work very well for multitasking.

I'd say $300 is a really good deal for your laptop as the person can buy a new c2d laptop for that price online.
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April 13, 2012 6:54:47 AM

Thanks for the links Jaguarskx. Very helpful... Esrever I was looking into quad cores but wasn't sure if they were only made for desktops at the moment.
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April 22, 2012 7:41:22 AM

Wow I had no idea. I'll be looking into that
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