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Hey! Ive been looking at a new laptop. Its a Packard Bell TS11-HR-811NC.
I'm gonna use it for studying, but also for friend visiting, (playing LAN games and stuff). Its got 6GB DDR3 RAM, 750GB Harddisk, a nVIDIA Geforce GT 540M, and an i3-2310 dual core processor, clocked at 2.1GHz. Its fairly cheap, at 4500 Danish kronors, 527 british pounds. I was just wondering if 750GB was is to much? And what games could can i run? And is it worth the money? Also, what is the difference between i3, and i5 processors, anything great, or nothing to notice? Should i get a computer with 500GB Harddisk, and i5 instead (if anything like that excists) or what?
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post #2 of 6
i3 = Dual Core
i5 = Quad Core usually

750GB is great, and 500gb is plenty too, you should always have plenty of space.

What games do you like?
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Hi. And thanks for the answer. The computer i'm getting, simply just has to be able to surf quickly, run some some what advanced math programs in a quick pace. And then just be able to play things like Wow, wc3, starcraft, and maybe also crysis 2 and stuff, fluently, or just not lacking, considering i already have a good stationary computer. But playing those games would be nice, if i was going to stay with a friend, vacation and so. Study and friends would be its primary use.
Edited by willi0201 - 8/22/11 at 10:37pm
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The core I3 and I5 in laptops are generally the same with the I5 having a bit more cache and slightly higher clocks, only quads for Intel are the I7's beyond that the 540m should play everything out now with med settings with a half decent fps.
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So i wouldn't be able to feel a difference between the i3 and i5?
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Originally Posted by willi0201 View Post
So i wouldn't be able to feel a difference between the i3 and i5?
a tiny bit depending if the application can benefit from the extra cache but beyond that overall feel will be exactly the same between the two.
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