The soon to be released DM3 is going to come with either a dual core AMD chip ("The AMD version packs the 1.6GHz Athlon Neo X2 dual-core CPU, a 320GB hard drive [7200 rpm], and an ATI Radeon HD 3200 series GPU") with a discrete graphics processor that allows the unit to run at full graphics output when pluged in to an AC oulet and run on integrated graphics when running on batteries.
The Intel version of this machine has a dual core Pentium running a bit slower than the AMD version ("The Intel version, on the other hand, offers the 1.3GHz Pentium SU4100, a 500GB hard drive (7200 rpm), and an integrated GPU") and only has integrated graphics. The only benefit I can see is that the Intel version is said to get slightly better battery life. And, for some reason I can't understand, they're pricing the Intel version $100 higher than the AMD version ($549/$649).
Is the Intel processor really any better? And if so, is it enough better to offset the benefits of the discrete graphics processor in the AMD version?
These machines will be released 10-22-09 and will come pre-loaded with Windows 7.
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