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AMD Ontario C-50 vs Intel Dual Core T4400 2.2GHz

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I've read some post on this forum and it seemed the best place to ask: what would you choose between the AMD C-50 and Intel Dual Core T4400? I can't make up my mind which one would I choose for a notebook/netbook. Battery life doesn't matter that much for me since I will eventually find a socket, and gaming too is not too important; I just need a decent portable computer for surfing the net, playing some indie games when I get bored and be able to run Win7 and some really bloated IDE like Visual Studio or Eclipse/Netbeans.
* I've never had an Intel CPU before, just a Ciryx, Athlon XP and a Phenom II, so my opinion may be biased

Here's a list of pros and cons I've compiled:

C-50:
+ uses only 9 W
+ includes the latest instruction sets
+ includes a DX 11/OGL 4.0 GPU/OpenCL 1.1 with some decent power I would say
- low speed, just 1 Ghz

T4400:
+ 2.2 GHz per core
- is a bit old
- needs a separate GPU
- uses 35 W

* the notebooks are of the same price
* I can't quite wait for the Zacate to arrive here since I'm on a low budget
Edited by madflame991 - 3/11/11 at 5:08am
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despite the higher Ghz with the intel dualcore, you're still better off with the ontario with its integrated gfx chip AND performs flawlessly on flash video at 1080p. intel gma is just horrible for mobile experience.
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