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2.5 i3 v 1.6 i5: Which processor is faster?


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:20 PM

When looking to buy a new laptop how do I tell which is faster? Do I look at the numbers, e.g., 2.5 GHz v 1.6 GHz or do I look at the processor type: e.g., i3 v i5? Thanks.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:52 PM

Let`me know about the financial budget you have and from where you are going to buy?



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:57 PM

Budget: below $700. Source: HP direct, TigerDirect, of BH Photo are the three contenders so far. Open to other suggestions.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:12 PM

I am not from your country or city.Give me links.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:26 PM

Here are the links:

 

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/G1V32AV?HP-Pavilion-15t-n200-Notebook-PC-with-Windows-7-ENERGY-STAR-

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4977716&CatId=4935

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1004499-REG/asus_x550la_dh51_15_6_notebook_computer.html

 

My apologies, however; I thought the one from TigerDirect was an i3.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:29 PM

TigerDirect i can not open.Don`t know why.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:41 PM

BHPhoto is not good.Give me links from computershops you are from.Direct buy has advantages over online one.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:56 PM

BHPhoto is usually the best in quality and price.The only other computer shops here are things like BestBuy and they have not anything I'm interested in.

 

Why did you not like the Asus from BHPhoto?

 

Thanks.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:58 PM

Because Notebooks processors there are lower clock frequency and U at the end.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:02 PM

I want to squeeze out the maximum best Notebook as hardware for 700$



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

G'day mate, based from the links that you have provided, the best laptop in terms of value is the Asus from BHPhoto the reason for being is, it has 8GB of ram, 1TB hard drive and it is much more slimmer, well built and lighter laptop when compared with the other two. Performance wise, the Asus uses the latest 4th generation i5 in comparison to the i5-2450M which is 2 generation old but depending on your purpose, it should be fine. To answer your original question, you would usually look at the type of CPU which as you mentioned, i3, i5, i7 etc.


Edited by killerx525, 08 March 2014 - 07:32 PM.

>Michael 
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:04 AM

The i5-4200U is an ultra low power model (15w).  It can in the right conditions "turbo" up to 2.6 Ghz so it should not be a slouch.  The i5-2450M should ultimately be a little faster, at the cost of more power use (35w).  Of course it's not just the CPU you have to consider when choosing a laptop, as Killer mentions above, overall spec, design, build quality, battery life, size and weight etc. all need to be taken into account.

 

i5-4200U vs. i5-2450M

Passmark Benchmark i5-4200U vs. i5-2450M (the actual performance seems closer than the raw speed in Ghz would suggest)

 

Also the integrated graphics on the newer Haswell processors is significantly improved over what was in Sandy Bridge processors of a couple of generations ago.


Edited by jonuk76, 12 March 2014 - 09:59 AM.

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