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AMD PHENOM 3 core VS INTEL i3 DELL LAPTOP

hey,

I WANTS to buy a dell laptop and need some your help to make choice between THESE 2 CONFIGARATION WITH SOME JUSTIFICATION
DELL INSPIRON M501 with AMD PHENOM TRIPPLE CORE 2.2GHZ with 3GB RAM and ATI RADION 550v (1GB)
and
DELL INSPIRON 15R WITH INTEL CORE I3 2.4 GHZ WITH 2GB RAM AND ATI RADION 5470(512mb)


I THINK DELL INSPIRON M501 MUCH BETTER THAN DELL INSPIRON 15R?
SO ANY SUUGESTIONS ARE MOST WELCOME

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For what use?

Both look like value units. They appear to have less than 4GB RAM and maybe some 32 bit OS but I can't tell.

Here's my question. How could you justify getting a laptop without knowing what its use will be?
Bob

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One looks hot.

And I mean the temperature of the laptop. Read:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-550v.31270.0.html

That 550v is on the old nano meter line and I bet it's one warm to hot laptop. If you can live with short battery times (try one hour) and short life spans (count on 2 years then hope for more) then this one is OK.

I've seen the second laptop and while it's not a cold as stone laptop I found it not as high temperature as the first unit.

I wonder why the 2GB RAM and not the usual 4GB RAM and Windows 7 64 bit solution. It's time to ignore all the 32 bit offerings.
Bob

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