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    Pentium Dual Core T4200 2 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 QL-64 2.1 GHz?

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    the athlon is faster but the pentium is bullit proof

    I'm pretty sure the 4200 is a cut down chip of the full chip. (Not sure what model though)

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    raptorcigs;6562049

    the athlon is faster but the pentium is bullit proof



    Adam2050;6562103

    I'm pretty sure the 4200 is a cut down chip of the full chip. (Not sure … I'm pretty sure the 4200 is a cut down chip of the full chip. (Not sure what model though)



    lol - thats helped :oops:

    If this is in a computer you are looking at buying the full specs of the 2 machines would be more helpful as a stonking CPU in a crap machine will equal a PC slower than an ok CPU in a kick **** machine (most of the time)

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    autolesbona;6562219

    If this is in a computer you are looking at buying the full specs of the … If this is in a computer you are looking at buying the full specs of the 2 machines would be more helpful as a stonking CPU in a crap machine will equal a PC slower than an ok CPU in a kick **** machine (most of the time)



    ooops ok :oops:
    amazon.co.uk/Ace…U2O

    amazon.co.uk/Ace…98C

    If it was me, I would take the T4200 with the extra 1Gb of RAM. 320gb of hard drive space is more than adequate

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    autolesbona;6562428

    If it was me, I would take the T4200 with the extra 1Gb of RAM. 320gb of … If it was me, I would take the T4200 with the extra 1Gb of RAM. 320gb of hard drive space is more than adequate



    but doesnt ivsta only show 3gb anyway?

    For a laptop I would go with the AMD if you're going to be running vista... my bro has a pentium C2D on his lappy with vista and it is really slow (admittedly only 1.6 or 1.8Ghz dual core), but my niece bought a new lappy recently and it's only a single core AMD CPU and runs much faster in vista even though it's only one core. BTW my bro's lappy runs fine using ubuntu, but still only just about on par with my niece's lappy.

    sassie;6562501

    but doesnt ivsta only show 3gb anyway?



    32 bit OS will only use around 3.5GB of RAM.... so IMO the 4GB isn't needed in a 32 bit OS anyway.

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    kelly has been on the fizzy

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    sassie;6562232

    ooops ok … ooops ok :oops:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-15-6-inch-Laptop-Premium/dp/B0027FFU2O?SubscriptionId=17ZNWQMWNAY2K2SFHV82&tag=ws&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0027FFU2Ohttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-Laptop-Pentium-Premium/dp/B00284C98C?SubscriptionId=17ZNWQMWNAY2K2SFHV82&tag=ws&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00284C98C



    anybody what this is like compared to the two above hotukdeals.com/ite…re-

    sassie;6562232

    ooops ok … ooops ok :oops:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-15-6-inch-Laptop-Premium/dp/B0027FFU2O?SubscriptionId=17ZNWQMWNAY2K2SFHV82&tag=ws&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0027FFU2Ohttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-Laptop-Pentium-Premium/dp/B00284C98C?SubscriptionId=17ZNWQMWNAY2K2SFHV82&tag=ws&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00284C98C



    There's not much in the specs of either. Memory really isn't going to effect that to much, depends on what you using for?

    cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

    Cpu chart there.

    According to that the Intel whoops the athlon on that test

    the lastest update for vista now means 32bit will read the full 4gb, likewise with windows 7 round the corner.
    Although for general usage 3GB will suffice.

    Personally id probably go for the AMD as the dual cores are ok, but the Core 2 Duo is what you want if going pentium route as theyre much better.

    sassie;6562723

    anybody what this is like compared to the two above … anybody what this is like compared to the two above http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/498261/dell-inspiron-17-pentium-dual-core-


    Windows 7 is due 22th Oct, I would hold back a week or two or three. :thumbsup:

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    Boogie83e;6562856

    Windows 7 is due 22th Oct, I would hold back a week or two or three. Windows 7 is due 22th Oct, I would hold back a week or two or three. :thumbsup:



    yeah, thats why im still dithering, you think therwe will be some good deals out

    sassie;6562895

    yeah, thats why im still dithering, you think therwe will be some good … yeah, thats why im still dithering, you think therwe will be some good deals out


    hotukdeals.com/ite…rys :thumbsup:

    Lets hope they all follow Currys lead I want to get the best deal for my £500 ;-)
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