Intel Core 2 Duo & Intel Core i7

By 1bellb
Sep 24, 2009
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hi, I am wanting to buy a new laptop but I have got stuck between 2 different laptops processors.
    Laptop One - has an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz
    and
    Laptop Two - has an Intel Core i7 1.60GHz.
    Now I know that i7 is basically Quad but with it been 1.60GHz does this mean that it is slower than the Core 2 Duo, about the same speed or Faster.
    Please could someone advise because I haven't really researched on the i7 Processors before.
    Thanks For Reading
    Ben
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    The i7 will be faster and better, but they not yet have all the kinks out. Were it me, I would wait six weeks for all the reports and reviews to come in. As it is, you will love the Core 2 Duo... it is well tested and reports are generally very good.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    The i7 laptop will be faster, even with the lower clock speed. But it will also run hotter and consume more power (meaning poorer battery life) compared to the Core 2 Duo laptop. For most applications, the Core 2 laptop should be fine.

    If you are going to do a lot of content creation using software like Photoshop, Maya or 3DSMax, then the i7 laptop will be a better choice. I would recommend a desktop as the best choice for the latter however; it would work out cheaper and give you the best results IMO.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.