I'm looking into getting a new laptop in the coming month and have been bamboozled by the wide range of processors around.
Having read various articles and forums it would appear that Intel's are better than AMD's. So I've looked at Intel machines. But I'm still confused.
What is Dual Core meaning, if it's say Core 2 Duo 1.6ghz, does this mean that I have effectively got a 1.6ghz processor for one application and another 1.6ghz processor for another application. Or is it 0.8ghz each?
Secondly, I've seen that there are two types of dual core processors out there.
Intel Core Duo and Intel Core 2 Duo.
So if there is Intel Core Duo 1.73ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6ghz