Dell Vostro 3550 - CPU selection Tags: Vostro Laptops Product Last response: September 8, 2011 9:20 PM in Laptop General Discussion Share Os_15 September 8, 2011 7:38:35 PM Hello folks, I need an expert advice from anybody regarding the processor for Vostro 3550 laptop - which I decided to buy. These are my preferences for system: -Quiet and cool -Power efficient (more battery life) -Internet browsing -Microsoft Office -No games -Optimized for academic research -Light entertainment There is a choice between Core i3 2310m and Core i5 2410m. The price difference is $ 220... Which one of these two will be more reasonable selection? Many thanks for you answers. More about : dell vostro 3550 cpu selection WR2 a c 572 D Laptop September 8, 2011 7:57:02 PM Hello Os_15; Either one will be fine. The $220 price difference is far too large a penalty for a modest performance boost. The 'real' cost difference between the two CPUs is more like $60-$70. AntiZig a b D Laptop September 8, 2011 8:24:53 PM yeah I think you'll be fine with i3. i5 is only about 20% performance boost and def not worth $200 bucks for the upgrade Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Os_15 September 8, 2011 9:20:36 PM Thank you so much people. I think that for my tasks i3 will be more suitable at a lower price. I also think that i5 is overpriced though it is the same seller. All the Best to both. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDell Vostro 3550 x Asus N53TA Forum Dell Vostro 3550 Webcam Problem - HELP Forum Free download dell vostro 3550 VGA driver for windows 7 Forum Free download wi-fi software for dell vostro 3550 Forum Vga driver for dell vostro 3550 Forum Free download dell vostro 3550 VGA driver for windows 7 Forum How do I chose between a Dell Vostro 3550 i5 2450 (£714) and an Asus N55SF i7 ( Forum Lenovo L520 vs Dell Vostro 3550 Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU on a Dell Vostro 200 Forum SolvedCPU upgrade suggestions for Dell Vostro 220s desktop Forum SolvedDell Vostro 220s -> can i upgrade CPU for better game streaming? Forum SolvedDell Vostro 260MT needs new CPU Forum Help: Dell m5110 overclocking a8-3550m CPU w/ k10stat Forum SolvedDell Vostro CPU odd list Forum What is the best CPU Upgrade for my Dell Vostro 220? Forum Dell vostro 220s motherboard and cpu upgrade Forum Dell vostro 220s motherboard and cpu upgrade Forum Dell vostro 220s cpu upgrade Forum Which CPU fan and heatsink for dell vostro 430 Forum vostro 3550 choppy video playback Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop General Discussion categories Acer Alienware Asus Dell Lenovo Sony Toshiba !