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I'm seriously considering an Alienware m11x, however between the choice of Pentium and C2D I am debating whether or not to spend the extra $100 for C2D.

Both are clocked at 1.3ghz, and can be overclocked to 1.73. I will not be using this for anything intensive. Is it worth it?
 

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Also I'm about to click the buy button, so this is kinda urgent
 

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Pentium what? Pentium Dual Core? If so then it's just fine. It has less cache but the performance is similar.
 

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The C2D has SSE 4.1 and VT, along with 1mb more L2. I'd say its worth it.
 

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Yeah, if the CPU you're buying is like an E6400 2.something GHz, you're OK, because that's the Pentium Dual Core series. Even the E5x00 are pretty decent.
 

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Hmm.... It looks like you're going to pull the trigger on a laptop:

* Intel® Pentium® Processor SU4100 (2M Cache, 1.30 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
* Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo SU7300 (1.3GHz, 800 MHz, 3 MB)

In that event, get the Core 2 Duo.

I had originally assumed you were getting a desktop, for which the Pentium Dual Core line is a bit more robust.
 

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Not worth it imo. I would normally say put your money towards the processor, because you won't regret it. But in this case, your CPU is still low-end no matter what it's really not worth it. The processor upgrade for my laptop was $60 to go from a 520M to a 540M (.13GHz plus the higher turbo boost). Check out this chart: here. SU7300 is rank #178 and the SU4100 is #180. Not even noticeable.
 
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