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dell 9300 vs. dell e1705

hi,

I just purchased a dell inspiron 9300 with the following specs:

-intel pentium M 760 2.0GHz
-nVidia Geforce-go 6800
-2Gb's of RAM
-80gb hard drive (5400rpm)
-truLife w-uxga display

So, here's the thing. I just found out about the newly released Inspiron e1705....and i'm freaking out...
does the e1705 dual core and nvidia 7800 give huge increase in performance?
should i be cursing the gods?

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don't curse the gods.

In reply to: dell 9300 vs. dell e1705

don't curse the gods..
You're going to have a great laptop, besides, the Core Duo came up some few weeks ago and you never know how safe and good is this processor..

Performance.... yes..
but think positively, you'll get one later Wink

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Don't curse, just cancel...

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Hey dude,

I, too, freaked out a couple of weeks ago. I ordered an Inspiron 9300, and then the E1705 came out almost immediately afterword...

So, I IM'd a brilliant Chinese computer guy--who was my roommate in college--and he made me smart on Core Duo vs. Pentium-M. Here's the deal:

1. The main performance improvement in dual-core processors is seen in multi-tasking... particularly applications that are multi-threaded. Currently, some apps just as GAMES are NOT yet multi-threaded and can't take advantage of this capability.

2. If you want to future-proof (as do I), dual-core is the way to go. The next generation of software will take advantage of what I said in #1.

3. Pound-for-pound, a 1.83 GHz E1705 is about the same price as a 2.0 GHz 9300. That's about a 7% difference in clock speed that you won't miss. You will, however, notice that the E1705 will smoke the 9300 on the next generation of software.

What you do is your call, but I cancelled my 9300 order (before it shipped) in favor of a dual-core notebook...

At my former roommate's advice, I'm waiting to buy for another long month or so. Also, I'm looking at the Gateway equivalent of an E1705 because I like a 10-key pad on the side. The Gateway notebook I've used at work seems pretty solid...

Don't curse God, just cancel your order!!

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Dell 9300

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How long have you had the 9300, if under a month send it back, get the E1705, just get it! big time discount (650.00) + 2%) this weekend.

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