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jupiter1
29-07-2011, 11:19 AM
Looking at getting a lap top.

The unit that I am considering has two options.
Both units are identical in ALL aspects except the processor chip.

The difference in price between them is less than $50

One has a Intel i5-480m the other has a Intel i5-2401m.

Which would be a better purchase and/or better future proofing.

Cheers,

SolMiester
29-07-2011, 11:29 AM
The 480m is 1st gen Core, and called Clarkdale
http://ark.intel.com/products/52952/Intel-Core-i5-480M-Processor-%283M-Cache-2_66-GHz%29
The i5 2410m is 2nd gen and called Sandy Bridge...
http://ark.intel.com/products/52224/Intel-Core-i5-2410M-Processor-%283M-Cache-2_30-GHz%29
Not really much between them apart from SB has better build-in graphics
Personally, I would go SB, has better power management!

pctek
29-07-2011, 01:01 PM
Which would be a better purchase and/or better future proofing.

Cheers,

The better quality brand.

inphinity
29-07-2011, 01:42 PM
Assuming it's 2410M, then purely CPU-wise I'd go with that. However, as pctek suggests, brand and other factors may influence the decision.

jupiter1
29-07-2011, 08:40 PM
There are two manufactorers doing this config :-

Asus and HP probook.
Both seem good but not sure which is best.