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    santa rosa vs core 2(budget £400 max)

    Hi whats the difference between the two laptop cpu's? im looking to buy one 400 max, can anybody recommend me one?

    stuff i want it to be used for are web,wifi,15.4 widescreen, office, HD 1080P Streaming/playing ability and maybe abit of gaming here and there playing old games like WOW, GW's and css.

    Which company should i avoid? i already have experience with Acer and my first Acer was excellent whilst my recent one had some issues such has overheating and killing my battery TWICE

    cheers fella's

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    Re: santa rosa vs core 2(budget £400 max)

    Santa Rosa is a refresh of the Centrino platform: another name for Core 2!

    All CPUs these days should be fine for your needs, for gaming you might want slightly more graphics power: the new AMD platform maybe? But for £400 its really in the category of furiously shopping around for the best deal. Would try Dell since they do some extremely good deals in the low budget sector

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    Re: santa rosa vs core 2(budget £400 max)

    I'd get the dell studio 15. It's £430 here http://www.dmxdimension.com/dell-uk/...rison-coupons/ but you don't get much better than that for the money.

    Pentium dual so you lose a bit of cache.. but it has a nice discrete graphics card Also has an HDMI out so if you were to upgrade the DVD drive to blu ray later on, you get a blu ray player out of it

    If you could actually find an AMD puma based laptop in the UK yet that would serve you very well.. but you can't.

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    Re: santa rosa vs core 2(budget £400 max)

    ahh ok cool that dell sounds interesting. i wil check out more dell laptop ranges and see what they have to offer. i may look at some Acer stuff too

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    Re: santa rosa vs core 2(budget £400 max)

    any suggestions on a decent laptop for £400? cheers

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    Re: santa rosa vs core 2(budget £400 max)

    If you want to play those games, your decision should be driven by the graphics solution, not the CPU, IMO.
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