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by sbp1950 / November 4, 2007 10:11 PM PST

Looking at buying a new laptop for home office /general use. I'm confused about processor speeds and would be grateful for guidance. One laptop has Intel T5250 - 1.5HGz, 667MHz FSB and the other has T2050 - 1.6GHz, 533 MHz FSB. Which is the better processor? Thanks.

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Frankly, the Core 2 Duo.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2007 10:29 PM PST
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I won't duplicate ready web content but the highlights are the better power management, L2 Cache management and EM64T (64-bit.)

Remember we don't know make and models of the laptops so the advantage of the CPU could dim in light of the entire package or price.

Bob

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by sbp1950 / November 4, 2007 10:52 PM PST

Hi Bob

Both processors are in Sony Vaio laptops. You mention that you won't duplicate ready web content. Where do I look? The Core 2 duo is in the Sony VGNNR11S. In the UK, one of our large computer retail stores is selling this "older" model off at a heavily discounted price of around 1200 USD equivalent. Outline spec. is Core 2 duo T5250 processor, 1.5HGz, 667Mhz FSB, 2GB cashe, 2048GB memory, 200GB Hard drive, 15.4 WXGA - X black widescreen, Intel GMA X3100 Graphics card.
In your opinion, is it a good buy? Many thanks, Bob. Regards, Steven

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I use google but..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2007 11:51 PM PST
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Tomshardware.com and other laptop sites have written a lot about the C2D advantages.

I see your VGNNR11S is the new SANTA ROSA setup with the much better X1300 GMA (graphics). Your older Core Duo would usually have the slower 950 GMA.

The 2GB RAM is a good sign as well.

Bob

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by sbp1950 / November 5, 2007 12:03 AM PST
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Many thanks Bob. Out of interest, how can you tell from the info. I supplied that it has the SANTA ROSA setup? Steven

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(NT) I was reading reviews found with google.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2007 12:14 AM PST
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by sbp1950 / November 5, 2007 2:00 AM PST

Bob

I should love to read a review! Have been trying all day to find one for this particular model but I can't in the UK. Even tried google in the US, but still no joy. Sorry to impose but if you could post a google link to the particular model I'd very much appreciate it. Thanks Bob. Regards, Steven

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I used the model number and then...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2007 3:04 AM PST
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Looked for similar models in the line.

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by sbp1950 / November 5, 2007 6:39 PM PST

Very grateful for your assistance with this Bob. Many thanks, Steven

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