Core Duo and Core 2 Duo

  VNAM75 20:19 11 Jun 2007
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Is there a big difference? Is there a big advantage with the Core 2 Duo?

I want a basic laptop to run vista comfortably for general use (not intensive gaming or video..) Would Core Duo be adequate?

  Q-Bie 22:51 11 Jun 2007

Core Duos are based on the old Pentium M architecture. Core 2 Dues were a new archtecture and clock-for-clock can be 10-30% faster than a Core Duo.

If your budget can stretch to it, a C2D would be better, but a Core Duo is still a capable CPU and would do everything you wanted.

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  Why wont it work 11:54 12 Jun 2007

I agree with Q-Bie. The Core Duo is a slightly older architecture (but still bearly over a year old) but it is still definately very capable. If you have the chance, the Core 2 Duo would be better, in many cases it is 5-10% quicker than the Core Duo (although that probably isn't noticable) and it is newer.

So no, the Core 2 Duo does not have a big advantage, but it is worth getting if you can just because it is newer and a tad quicker.

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