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Laptop Processors

by jdo3 / May 5, 2012 12:45 AM PDT

So I'm looking into getting a new laptop, and am faced with a decision. I hate decisions. I can never decide and stick with it without thinking I made a wrong choice. So basically, its narrowed down to this:

Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X2 or X3.

Which one is better, and what are the pro's and con's of each? From my research, the Phenom computers are cheaper than the i5's, but are just a bit below in performance and overall quality. Does anyone else have any input that can help?

Thanks, because this will really help me out!

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Reply re Laptop Processors
by EducatedConsumer10000 / May 5, 2012 4:10 AM PDT
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</font><font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Hello.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> I can provide
some basic information that may help answer your question.<?xml:namespace prefix =" o" ns =" "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"" /><o:p></o:p></font></font>
<font size="3" face="Times New Roman">
</font><font face="Calibri"><font size="3">I am not a technical expert in computer processing technology;
however through my work and personal hobbies, I have hands on experience using
both products.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> Big picture, I prefer
Intel processors.<o:p></o:p></font></font>
<font size="3" face="Times New Roman">
</font><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">In general many AMD products beat Intel in the area of raw
speed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> However, Intel products are much
more efficient at processing data and information through the pipeline(s) of
the processor.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> The result is what I
would call a "premium" feel to the user experience.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> I realize "premium" is subjective,
but put it this way; the Intel vs. AMD argument is akin to comparing two mashed
potato recipes.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> Recipe number one is
strictly homemade, using the finest of ingredients (Idaho potatoes, farm fresh
cream, home grown garlic, etc.).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> All
ingredients are carefully blended in to a smooth, rich mixture that melts in
your mouth.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> Recipe number two comes from
a box found on the shelf at your local grocery store.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> Throw the powdered potatoes, some water, and milk into a bowl and mix for a minute or two.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> Both are actually very yummy.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> However, the strictly homemade recipe just
seems to have an edge over the wham bam thank you man version.</font></font>
<font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><o:p>Intel = Homemade Potatoes</o:p></font></font>
<font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><o:p>AMD = Boxed Potatoes</o:p></font></font>
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Here it is the i5
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2012 6:06 AM PDT
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We use Visual Studio and on our Dells the i5 wins. If budget is the issue, you won't care about this.

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