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July 17, 2010 10:18:10 AM

I need a portable laptop and am considering a thin Intel® Core™ 2 Duo ULV Processors with 3M L2 Cache and 800MHz FSB and 4gb of ram vs a heavy core i7 with 8gb ram. Use would be photoshop, web, some video. Will the core i7 provide measureable results?

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July 17, 2010 12:12:56 PM

Yes, but a core 2 will get the job done without any problem.
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July 17, 2010 2:23:09 PM

Hi tmrvc,

A i7 Processor is significantly faster than a Core2Duo. If you are going to do lots and lots of photoshop, i7 would be my choice(but note that it consumes lots of power and you'll probably find yourself to be near a power plug every once in a few hour). If you are only going to do little bit of photoshop, a Core2Duo Processor would be sufficient.

Cheers,
Holl0w :) 
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July 19, 2010 11:27:43 AM

dfusco said:
Yes, but a core 2 will get the job done without any problem.

Thank you for the response!
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July 19, 2010 11:28:22 AM

holl0w said:
Hi tmrvc,

A i7 Processor is significantly faster than a Core2Duo. If you are going to do lots and lots of photoshop, i7 would be my choice(but note that it consumes lots of power and you'll probably find yourself to be near a power plug every once in a few hour). If you are only going to do little bit of photoshop, a Core2Duo Processor would be sufficient.

Cheers,
Holl0w :) 

Thank you!
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July 20, 2010 10:53:19 AM

when it comes to light work such as yours, even a cheap pentium dual core would be a great choice, but if your going to be watching high quality videos, make sure to get a nice graphics card
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July 20, 2010 12:01:18 PM

I second Hollow's suggestion.. ( I just upgraded a desktop form core 2 duo e7200 to an i7.. worlds of difference.. but it's all in how you are going to use your computer)
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