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    Question AMD Turion 64 X2 or Intel Core 2 Duo?

    I'm getting a laptop and have narrowed down to two that are both £440 each

    The first is an HP which is Amd Turion 64 X2 2 Ghz 1mb L2 cache but has a bigger hard drive, 2gb of ram it has can be upgraded and it's got a ATI Radeon X1250

    The second is an Asus which is Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5 Ghz 2mb L2 cache but the 2gb ram can't be upgraded and it's got an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100

    I haven't found any article that gives a definitive answer as to how much better or why Core 2 Duos are over Turion 64s and I was wondering which is the better laptop of the two?

    HP *£100 Cashback* HP 6715b Laptop AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Tl-60 2.0g 15.4 Wsxga+ Wva 2048mb 2 Dimm 160gb 5400rpm Dvd+/-rw Dl Broadcom 802.11a/b/g Bt Fpr Tpm 1yr Wrty Xp Pro Office 2007 Ready - Ebuyer (£100 cashback)

    Asus Asus X51RL-AP999 Laptop Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 120GB 2048MB DVD-RW WLAN ATI XPRESS X1100 128M Share VRAM 15.4" Vista Home Premium 2 year warranty - Ebuyer

    Thanks for any help you can give!
    Last edited by greenclaws; 27-11-2007 at 04:37 PM. Reason: Asus

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    Re: AMD Turion 64 X2 or Intel Core 2 Duo?

    Personally I would go for Intel CPU's over AMD as they are less power hungry. Oh, its not a Acer but an Asus

    Any reason why your going with eBuyer for these? Dell do some good laptops in their Vostro range too
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    Re: AMD Turion 64 X2 or Intel Core 2 Duo?

    33% more CPU clock should make up for any architectural advantage the Intel has. Better graphics too? Seems a clear win to the AMD system to me on performance, though the flip side is you might lose on battery life.

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    Re: AMD Turion 64 X2 or Intel Core 2 Duo?

    For the money, Dell's systems seem to me to be a rip-off. You get a similar specced system for around 400... but then they forgot to tell you that you need to add VAT and a £60 delivery charge and suddenly it's aroun £600

    I am open to suggestions of other systems though!

    I forgot to mention that juice is not an issue as it's going to be more of a 'tidy' home PC that travels around the house and in the garden rather than anything thats going to be on the move a lot.

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    Re: AMD Turion 64 X2 or Intel Core 2 Duo?

    Of those you would be hard pressed not to pick the HP/AMD system its better in all the right areas (CPU, GFX and RAM upgrade) only benefits for the Asus are longer warranty and potentially Vista rather than XP.

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