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Cheap Laptop: Turion X2 or Core 2 Duo

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November 17, 2008 4:36:18 PM

Hey Guys:

I'm looking at low end laptops as a Christmas wishlist item but I'm more confused than ever about CPU choices and designations. :) 

I'd be running Audio VSTs for music creation and a few games. The budget is limited and I've zeroed in on a couple of Turion X2 RM-70 based systems versus a couple of Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 systems. Which one would you pick? For audio processing? For games (don't worry I'm not expecting a bleeding edge game system just "time killer" sort of stuff)? They seem to be similar class machines but I'd love to hear thoughts/recommendations.
November 17, 2008 5:18:55 PM

The AMD should be cheaper. . if price is your primary motivating factor, then AMD.
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November 17, 2008 6:12:51 PM

But the intel ones perform better and have better battery life right ?
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November 17, 2008 6:41:51 PM

right. i own an amd notebook (gives me a quarter battery life. but my sister with same system, only with intel has 3 hours

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if i were you, get an intel. amd isn't strong. batterylife will be better!
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November 17, 2008 6:50:34 PM

If price is majorly hindering you, then get the AMD. For most things, you won't notice the difference. If you've got the money, get the Intel, but no push on it.
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