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Hurry up. I want to buy an EP121 with that inside. :I

+1

Only reason I'm holding off on getting an EP121 is because I want one with the updated intel HD integrated graphics.
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Can i haz single core SB?
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pointless.... Time of the Dual Core's should be over.....
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pointless.... Time of the Dual Core's should be over.....
There are plently of uses for low power dual cores. Not everyone needs or wants an 8 core for a HTPC or a PC that just runs Microsoft Word/Excel 99% of the time.

Use your brain.
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there should be a dual-cpu 1155 mobo, dual 2600k will be the new dual xeons.
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Get these bad boys in cheap laptops, pronto!!
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Dual Cores
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but why is everything that isn't top of the line that comes out automatically go into the HTPC category like its not good enough to use a primary?
Honestly, there's no point in putting a dual core in a computer right now unless it's a laptop.

If I was building a machine for my mom, I'd throw in a quad. Why? Well, it's not that much more expensive and she's able to multi-task a lot better. Simply having word, a browser, background tasks, music playing and an email client open was ridiculously smoother when I upgraded her from an E6750 to a Q6600.

This is all anecdotal evidence and my opinion, mind you .
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Honestly, there's no point in putting a dual core in a computer right now unless it's a laptop.

If I was building a machine for my mom, I'd throw in a quad. Why? Well, it's not that much more expensive and she's able to multi-task a lot better. Simply having word, a browser, background tasks, music playing and an email client open was ridiculously smoother when I upgraded her from an E6750 to a Q6600.

This is all anecdotal evidence and my opinion, mind you .
??? Placebo effect?

I've never had an issue with my e6750. And by issue I mean felt like it was sluggish outside of gaming/benchmarks. I run firefox with 20+ tabs (some being live/auto-refreshed), skype, steam, and music and dont notice any slowdown.

You dont need a quadcore for what your mom's doing, and she probably couldnt even tell the difference if you didnt tell her.

I dont see dual cores being phased out anytime soon.
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??? Placebo effect?

I've never had an issue with my e6750. And by issue I mean felt like it was sluggish outside of gaming/benchmarks. I run firefox with 20+ tabs (some being live/auto-refreshed), skype, steam, and music and dont notice any slowdown.

You dont need a quadcore for what your mom's doing, and she probably couldnt even tell the difference if you didnt tell her.

I dont see dual cores being phased out anytime soon.
Maybe. She can't, no, but when I have to do something on it, darn it, I want that puppy to fly!
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