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    Which kind of processor is better for my requirements...

    Hi,

    I am planning to buy a laptop for myself, I use a Acer Aspire 5745 (i3) at present.

    I have selected two Asus models...


    1. Asus X55C
    http://in.asus.com/Notebooks/Versati...specifications

    This has a Intel® Core™2 Quad B980 GHz Processor, RAM expandable to 8GB.

    2. Asus K55
    http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrab...specifications

    ebay site
    http://www.ebay.in/itm/New-Asus-K55A...ht_3624wt_1141

    This has a Intel 3rd Gen. Core i5 processor. RAM is expandable upto 4GB

    I want to run Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) on the laptop (I currently use the same).

    The applications I use are mainly OpenOffice, VirtualBox which runs either Windows 7, Windows XP or Ubuntu 10.04 (32 Bit). I also develop software using FreePascal. The system will also have Apache server, with PHP5 and sqlite installed.

    Apart from this I use Chrome for browsing the internet. VLC for watching movies etc.

    Please advise which of the above options is suitable for my jobs ???

    Note: The official asus site mentions the model Asus X55C-SX078D as having a Intel® Core™2 Quad B980 GHz Processor, whereas flipkart or ebay mentions this as having a Pentium Dual Core (2nd Generation) processor..

    Asus Site: http://in.asus.com/Notebooks/Versati...formance/X55C/

    Ebay: http://www.ebay.in/itm/Asus-X55C-SX0...#ht_6444wt_908

    Do they all mean the same ?? why the difference ??


    thanks
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    Last edited by arunb; March 26th, 2013 at 10:51 AM.

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    Re: Which kind of processor is better for my requirements...

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    Re: Which kind of processor is better for my requirements...

    thanks a lot for the info..

    I googled Intel B980 and found that that this is indeed a Pentium Dual Core and not Intel Core 2 Quad, it was also mentioned that maximum RAM possible is 16GB, does this mean I can add 16GB of RAM ?? also why does the asus spec mention max RAM as 8GB ???

    Thanks also for clearing up the comparison between the Pentium Dual Core and Intel i5. The cost difference between the two is significant...

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    Re: Which kind of processor is better for my requirements...

    You should get the k55a with the i3. If you want to go to the i5 you could do that if you can afford it but the i3 should do everything you want.
    If you ever want to try out kvm then the i3 will be much better as it has the VT extensions needed. Personally I'd go with the k55a, actually thought about it before going with a sager.

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    Re: Which kind of processor is better for my requirements...

    another question is Celeron Dual Core better than Pentium Dual Core or are they the same..??

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    Re: Which kind of processor is better for my requirements...

    I believe the Pentium dual cores are faster than the dual core Celerons. Passmark is a useful site for comparing CPU's.

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