Dell Vostro 3550 - CPU selection Tags: Vostro Laptops Product Last response: September 8, 2011 9:20 PM in Laptops & Notebooks 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 Dell Vostro 3550 x Asus N53TA Forum Lenovo L520 vs Dell Vostro 3550 Forum How do I chose between a Dell Vostro 3550 i5 2450 (£714) and an Asus N55SF i7 ( Forum Free download dell vostro 3550 VGA driver for windows 7 Forum Free download dell vostro 3550 VGA driver for windows 7 Forum How to ask for help Forum Vga driver for dell vostro 3550 Forum Changing hard drive on Dell Vostro 3450 Forum GPU for Dell Vostro 260 (I3-2120) Forum Dell Vostro CPU odd list Forum Dell vostro 260 RAM lost in hardware reserved Forum Help: Dell m5110 overclocking a8- 3550 m CPU w/ k10stat Forum Dell CPU Upgrade? Forum Laptop memory question Forum Vostro 1310 how to clean dust Forum Dell inspiron 1525 black screen Forum [Solved] Dell laptop keys not working Forum Dell inspiron 9300 laptop password Forum Dell inspiron 9300 quit no power at all Forum Dell laptop keyboard numbers five & six not working Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !