The CPUs aren't much of an issue as their native and OC speeds are so close all but the extreme gamer and overclocker won't notice. So the $50 is a wash here. Take the 2.5Ghz cpu and start looking at bottlenecks elsewhere.
Im planning on buying a new hp laptop and I'm having trouble choosing between the i5 2520M and i5 2410M. Is there really a big difference between the two? I generally use the laptop for streaming and surfing the net but I occasionally play 3d games such as starcraft II and first shooter games like Modern warfare. I would like to know if the extra $50 is worth it or not.
Here are the specs of the laptop:
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1edit
Processor 2nd generation Intel(R) Dual Core(TM) i5-2520M (2.5GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz OR
2nd generation Intel(R) Dual Core(TM) i5-2410M (2.3 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
Memory 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Graphics card 1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6770M Graphics [HDMI, VGA]
Hard drive640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protectioned
Display15.6" diagonal High Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366x76