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Which combo is better?


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#1 danjmilos

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:17 PM

Here's a question about processor/hard drive combinations; if you had a choice between an Intel i3-350M (2.26) with a 5,400 rpm hard drive and an AMD Turion II D/C P-520 (2.3) with a 7,200 rpm hard drive which would you buy and why? The processing speeds are close even though the Intel is H/T meaning 4 core are seen or would the faster spin of the hard drive with the AMD make up for any Intel processing edge?

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:37 AM

The i3 performs better then the Turion. In my opinion i wouldn't mind the 5400rpm harddrive.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 10:53 AM

The I3 is definetly the better performng CPU. I like Turions, theyre good CPUs, but as far as sheer performance the i3 should perform a bit better. As far as hard drive speed, I doubt youd notice a huge amount of difference either way.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 07:27 PM

Thank you killer and patriot. I've narrowed my laptop search to these two HP's,

HP / Hewlett-Packard G72-260US 17.3" Notebook Computer

Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv6-3010us Entertainment 15.6" Notebook Computer

The G72 is $580 and the dv6 is $480 and I can pick them up locally at Office Depot or I can get them on line a little cheaper but I would rather have some place to take it if a big problem develops. I work mostly with music, photos and video slide shows from my pics and scans. So look them over.

Before I do buy I will take one of my jpeg dvd's with me to see what they look like.

Thanks again,

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:41 PM

I bought the dv6 today instead of the G72 for the simple fact it opened my DNG files and the G72 could not. Thanks for your help guys, when I'm ready to build a desktop I'll be sure and post about what to do.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:21 AM

No problem Dan, glad to assist you. :)

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