View Full Version : [other] Buying a laptop, which combo is better?

July 1st, 2008, 02:53 AM
Never used Windows Vista, but which system spec would suit it better?

1) 2GHz Intel Core Duo with 1GB of RAM


2) 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo with 2GB of RAM

Everything is pretty much the same for both specs.

July 1st, 2008, 02:58 AM
You probably won't notice much of a difference in the two processor speeds but, the extra RAM will probably make a very noticeable difference.

July 1st, 2008, 03:02 AM
I agree with vor, while a little faster processor is nice, in the years to come the RAM will play a more important role than 170MHz difference.
Ubuntu likely won't even use a full GB of RAM unless you run a VM, but 2GB will be nicer to have.
If you use Vista on the machine, too, DEFINITELY get the 2GB, you will need it.