[ubuntu-za] cpu advice

Nic Roets nroets at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 21:31:09 BST 2010

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 2:29 PM, frans <dormakorp at vodamail.co.za> wrote:
> We're thinking of getting a new laptop. just one issue I cannot yet
> decide and would like some advice on.
> Which CPU would be best.... core i3 or AMD turion both are about 2.1Ghz
>  speed.
> any advice or thought would be appreciated even a flame war on this
> quiet Friday. :)

Tell us what applications you want to run, what CPU you're currently
running and if they are currently responsive enough. My instinct is to
go for AMD simply because South Africans (irrationally) prefer the
bigger brand (Intel) and importers and retails will build it into the

I disagree with Hilton regarding 64-bit being essential. If you never
use 4 GB RAM then the extra transistors in a 64-bit laptop will just
increase your battery consumption unnecessarily.

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