I'm looking at two different laptops, but I'm not sure which would be better to buy.
The difference in the specs are as follows:
One has an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (T6400 - 2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB) and a 250GB SATA Drive.
It's graphics are Integrated (Intel® GMA X4500MHD Graphics with up to 1277MB Shared Memory).
Whilst the other uses a Intel® Pentium® Dual Core (T4300, 2.1Ghz 800Mhz 1MB L2 cache ) and has a 320GB drive.
It's graphics are Integrated (Intel® GMA X4500 3D Graphics with Upto 1759MB Shared Memory).
All the other specs are basically the same and the two laptops are exactly the same price.
I'll be using the laptop primarily to run multiple applications at once such as Outlook Express, Dreamweaver, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc and quick multi-tasking and smooth running of these programs is the most essential part of picking which one to get.
However, I also plan on watching movies on the laptop, and the ability to play recent PC games would be a bonus too if possible.
With the above in mind, could you please make a recommendation as to which of the two laptops is better value?
It says online that Core2 Duo is better than Pentium Dual Core. However, when I searched on google for benchmark tests, the dual core got better results as it runs at 2.1GHZ as opposed to the Core 2 Duo which runs at 2GHZ.
The Core 2 duo is newer and is better. GHZ isn't the only thing that matters. And both processors will be able to multitask but both of those graphics cards are crap and there is no way in heck that you will be able to play modern games. So go with the dual core.