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i5-2430M vs. i5-2520M ?

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I am having a hard time picking out a laptop processor between these two:

i5-2430M and the i5-2520M, the i5-2520M is 100 dollars more

The question is, Is the 100 dollars more worth it to get the i5-2520M over the i5-2430M ?
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post #2 of 5
Nope.
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post #3 of 5
Not worth it at all.
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It's not worth it, unless you can somehow justify $100 for 100mhz.
     
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Agreed. To upgrade from the first i5 listed to the i7 2630 on Sager is like $60. tongue.gif
     
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