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- Pros and Cons of Turion vs Core2Duo
July 18, 2007, 10:05 pm
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significant advantages/disadvantages of these two types of processors as far
as notebooks are concerned. Since I frequently use the laptop outdoors in
bright sun (downloading data from dataloggers), is there anything to look
for as far as screens are concerned? I don't want to spend over $1000 and am
considering Toshiba, HP, Dell. My performance needs are basic - no gaming or
video editing. Thanks for any suggestions.
Re: Pros and Cons of Turion vs Core2Duo
Probably the most significant difference between the two is that the
Turion is the single core mobile processor from AMD, which would
directly compete against the Core Solo from Intel, not the Core2 Duo.
A most accurate comparison would be the Turion x2 dual core mobile
processor against the Core2 Duo.
For most intents and purposes, a Core2 Duo notebook will have better
performance and slightly better battery life than a Turion x2 notebook.
The Turion x2 notebooks generally have a better/lower price point than
the C2D notebooks will.
Since you won't be gaming or performing any type of video editing, then
your needs will likely be suited fine by a unit that has either type of
processor. As long as you get something that has atleast 1GB of ram
then you'll be ok.
If purchasing an Intel based unit, make sure it using either a core duo
or a core 2 duo. Many manufacturers are using "pentium" dual core chips
in notebooks, which are based off the original core duo processor, but
with only half of the L2 cache (1MB vs 2MB for a genuine Core Duo). Any
unit with a core duo or core 2 duo will have it displayed or mentioned
in the specifications.
You mentioned that you would be using the laptop while in bright
sunlight. You would probably wish to find a unit that does not have an
ultrabright/diamond view/x-brite/<insert catchphrase here> glossy screen
as those will give you a nasty glare when in direct sunlight, or if any
type of lighting hits the screen at the wrong angle.
Consider looking at the business class notebooks. They will give you a
similar type of experience that you received from your T22, and will
have similar durability. Also, the business notebooks will either come
with XP Professional by default, or you can configure the unit with XP,
should you not like Vista, or should your software note be Vista
compatible. Any Vista notebook should have no less than 1GB of Ram, and
preferably 2GB if possible.
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