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Acer TimeLine Ultra M3

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August 21, 2012 2:00:43 PM

Hell so i´m going to buy one of these laptops and they are identical except different cpu

M3 #1

Intel Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz 3MB
• 6GB DDR3 1333MHz Ram
• 20GB SSD and 500GB SATA2
• 8xDVD SuperMulti DL
• 15.6'' HD CineCrystal 1366x768
• 1GB GeForce GT640M DX11
• 300Mbps WiFi and 10X faster USB 3.0
• 1.3MP Crystal Eye HD vefmyndavél
• Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

M3 #2

Intel Core i5-3317U 2.6GHz Turbo
• 6GB DDR3 1333MHz Ram
• 20GB SSD og 500GB SATA2
• 8xDVD SuperMulti DL
• 15.6'' HD CineCrystal 1366x768
• 1GB GeForce GT640M DX11
• 300Mbps WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0
• 1.3MP Crystal Eye HD webcam
• Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

#2 is 133$ more expensive than #1 is it worth it???

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August 21, 2012 3:05:57 PM

I think a lot depends on what you're going to use it for and how much value you place on $133. That can be a lot of money to some and very little to others. If your gaming, I assume the second choice would be better, but not being a much of a gamer myself, I will defer to the game authorities on that. I do know that if you plan on using certain peripherals like a USB TV tuner stick, the i5 machine would definitely be the better choice, especially if you plan on recording the output. I think it would also provide a bit more future-proofing.
August 21, 2012 3:57:58 PM

I'd say it depends entirely on what you're going to use it for. If you're not doing anything but word processing and Internet browsing, you might as well go for the first one. If you want to play any games or do anything demanding (Photoshop or other media editing), go for the second one.
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August 21, 2012 4:07:08 PM

If you can afford to spend the $133, I would do it. Better to have too much than not enough, in my opinion. While technically possible, the processor is not something you are likely going to want to bother to upgrade in the future.
August 21, 2012 4:23:54 PM

It's not feasible to upgrade laptop CPUs under just about any circumstances.
August 22, 2012 12:26:55 AM

I bought the #2 cpu, like skaughtz said "better to have to much than not enough" and thank you guys for your help :) 
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