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Old November 7, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by chubaka View Post
ah my bad.. u do not want that i3... its locked at 1.8ghz
For a note taking computer I/O will make a bigger difference than CPU speed. CPU-wise Core 2 Duo level performance is enough unless you're doing something crazy with Excel spreadsheets. Replacing my laptop to go from a Core2 Duo T7500 to a Core i5 2410M really didn't make much difference to me other than the battery life. However faster I/O like the Momentus XT allows me to start note taking or showing half-done work to group members: - Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive

(E.g. You arrive in class 1 minute before the prof starts lecturing and you want to whip out your laptop to take notes from the start.)
"The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself." [src]
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