Originally Posted by Puddle Jumper
I disagree. The 5400+ x2 Black edition seems to top out at 3.3ghz which is about what the E2180 does as well. Plus you have to remember that the E2180 is faster clock for clock so even if it doesn't hit quite as high of a speed as the 5400+ it would still be faster.
Agreed on the CPU.. but you'd have to consider that Media would be more of a GPU thing.. and the GMA X4500HD is still a good bit weaker than a HD 3200..
Plus with the whole Hybrid CFX works out, it'd work out better...
But if he wants Intel with a decent GPU is the Geforce 8200's