Difference between "Core2 Duo" and "Dual Core"?

  science wiz 10:31 13 Jan 2008

i wanted to buy a laptop: TOSHIBA SATELLITE A205-S4777, Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo, 1.66 Ghz, 2GB RAM, 200GB HDD,DVD-RW, 15" W Screen, Network Interface Port, Video, VGA Port, USB Port, running Windows Vista Home.

Now i have seen a Dual Core 1.86 GHz Processor Machine as well. So I wanted to know the difference between the two and which you suggest i run for!

  Gongoozler 10:45 13 Jan 2008

I don't really understand the difference either, but I found this on Wikipedia click here which I think gives a fairly good overview. The main thing it tells me is that "Core 2" is the brand name for Intel's range of multi-core processors released in 2006 and 2007.

  Jim_F 11:09 13 Jan 2008

Core 2 is the latest Core Duo chipset revision - more semiconductors, more cache on some models, more pipelines. To summarise anything processor intensive sees a 13-17% improvement.
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The smart money seems to be on the Core 2 Duo with the latest platform (Santa Rosa) - processors can be upgraded but I'd always advise power uses to go for the latest and greatest platform.

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