#1
Ok so I'm looking at laptops for college and I'm noticing that processors seem to affect price more than anything. So, is there really a noticeable difference in speed and performance between a computer with a '2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor' compared to a '2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor'? Is that difference worth $200?
#2
I am fine and mine is the 2.13

If you have the money get the better one, if not, the cheaper one is fast enough. Unless you are playing games and stuff you can go for the cheaper one
#3
Yeah. The processor is the main component that gives your computer speed, then ram. So don't be cheap...
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#4
There is a difference... but it's not really worth it unless you absolutely need it.

I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz stock) in my desktop which I overclocked to just over 2.9GHz, and I got probably a 10% increase in application performance, at least.
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#5
Logic Express is probably going to be the most cpu intensive program I'll be running. I might be gaming a little bit but not much...
#7
You'll be fine with the cheaper proc then.

Make sure you have at least 4GB of RAM though. I swear, RAM is like the Asprin of computer performance, it fixes pretty much everything... unless it's something that relies heavily on the videocard or something.
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#8
Phenom x4 @ 2.22GhZ right here.
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#9
If you're not doing anything intensive (professional audio/video/physics/calculation processing), you will be okay with a 2.13Ghz.

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#11
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That's like for a notebook right??
#13
The difference between 2.13 GHz and 2.53 GHz will be noticeable, but not worth an extra $200. You should be fine with the slower one.
#14
You wont notice the difference in day to day usage. It might make the difference in CPU intensive applications, a little. But I went from dual core to quad core, and you don't notice, i only notice when i'm editing video, which is why i upgraded. Go for the cheaper one, you wont notice.