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Old 05-22-2008, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've read a lot about Dual vs Quad core computers and everything says Dual for now. I thought that technology moves so fast that by the time you get a computer to your house it's obsolite. So, why not get a Quad and wait a month or two for the software to change?

Another question: If you had 5 grand to spend for a laptop would you get the Quad or still go with the Dual?

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Well, if I had $5000 to spend, it'd probably have a quad core and 8800GTX or better (maybe SLI) graphics and a 17" or greater screen. Since that is a huge amount of money for a laptop, it's almost impractical.

I just got a $2000 HP dv9700t dual core with 8600M GS laptop and it's really good. Not much supports 64 bit or dual core yet, but hopefully that will change.


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quad cofre would seem to offer the best longevity. Great performance now and that should continue for a long time as more and more programs are finally optimized for dual and quad core systems. In theory, a quad core would last you longer since you wouldn't have to upgrade as soon.
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hey jorsoft ... i got the same processor as u .. intel q 6600 .. it's amazing ... not a glitch .. quad cores are a bit more expensive than duals .. if you had 5 grand .. i'd say get high speed dual processor... and dual core technology is great too , less spending , more performance ... and dude ... your laptop .. has the same specs of my desktop ... but double the price ...
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i wouldnt get a quad core for a laptop cz dual core is good enough for gaming, more heat, less battery life, i think most ppl dnt multitask in laptops.

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