I'm considering the purchase of new laptop computer and the one I'm looking at has all the features I want (17" screen, blu-ray playback, 320 Gb 5400 rpm HD, etc) at a price I'm good with BUT the processor is an Intel Core2 Duo T5800 (2.0 GHz). I had been hoping to find a laptop with all the features this one had for the same price but with a P8400 (2.26 GHz) processor but the price starts to push up steeply with that processor. I guess the my question is will I notice a performance hit if I go with the T5800, or is it worth waiting for prices to drop a bit to get a P8400.
My understanding of the differences between the two, aside from the .26 GHz speed difference, is the T5800 has a 2 mb L2 cache and 800 mhz FSB while the P8400 has a 3 mb L2 cache and 1066 FSB. There may be some other differences; I'm not sure.
little to no difference in actual performance assuming you're buying at that price point. pretty much every laptop in that price range no matter what chipset,mainboard processor etc has wireless n capability and dedicated graphics (the new 18.4 HP is very very nice)
December 2, 2008 12:49:41 PM
The T5800 is a T7250 renamed.
How clever of them. When using CPUZ it shows up as a 7250