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Peformance difference between two laptops.

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January 25, 2012 12:18:06 AM

Hi guys! I'm looking for some advice on laptops, and i think i may have found the one, however, their are a few different models of it. I was hoping you guys could help me and tell me just about how much of a performance difference i would see between the two.

The main uses for my laptop would be word processing, programming C++, internet surfing, watching videos, and light gaming (Things like TF2, mass effect, limbo, etc)

Here are the specs of the laptops.

X460DX-008US
• Intel® Core™ i3-2310M Processor
• Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
• 14" Widescreen Display (16:9 ; 1366 x 768)
• 4GB DDR3 system memory
• 500GB hard drive capacity (7200rpm)
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics with Optimus™ Technology
• THX TruStudio Pro Technology
• USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
• HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Output
• 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
• Extended battery life for all-day computing

For 799.99

and

X460DX-006US
• Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor
• Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
• 14" Widescreen Display (16:9 ; 1366 x 768)
• 6GB DDR3 system memory
• 500GB hard drive capacity (7200rpm)
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics with Optimus™ Technology
• THX TruStudio Pro Technology
• USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
• HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Output
• 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
• Extended battery life for all-day computing

for 899.99

Thanks guys!
January 25, 2012 12:54:37 AM

A couple of side notes:

-The laptops are thin and pretty light which make them pretty portable
- 14 inches is about as big as i want to go ( i know the res isn't great buy i dont mind)
- I've heard the battery life on them is great

Just the processor difference i'm really worried about.
January 25, 2012 2:52:24 AM

Anyone have any ideas on the differences?
January 25, 2012 3:17:23 AM

if your doing coding i would really suggest finding an hd screen. you can get a lot more lines of code on the screen that way.

other then that the second one will be faster in everything
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