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Windows 7: Which laptop processor is better?

11 Jan 2013   #1

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Which laptop processor is better?

I've been going through google, but I can't really come up with a definitive answer.

What are the differences between these two, and which is better?

Core i5 480M
Core i5 3210M

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11 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Check using this Processor comparrison

PassMark Software - CPU Benchmark Charts
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11 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Intel Core i5-3210M @ 2.50GHz 3,823

Intel Core i5 M 480 @ 2.67GHz 2,521


I located the specs of each processor here for you:
The Core i5 3210M seems the better processor
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11 Jan 2013   #4

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

That may tell the passmark, but not if some features are different or removed.
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11 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

All the info I can find. Side by Side comparrison

Link below

ARK | Compare Intel® Products
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11 Jan 2013   #6

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by braddersz View Post
Intel Core i5-3210M @ 2.50GHz 3,823

Intel Core i5 M 480 @ 2.67GHz 2,521


I located the specs of each processor here for you:
The Core i5 3210M seems the better processor
Hi there
both are fine -- for a typical home computer you probably won't even use a fraction of the processors power -- choose the one that consumes the least power or is the cheaper of the two -- Either one of these processors are more than adequate for most typical jobs.

Even an I3 is probably sufficient for a decent basic setup use especially if you have an SSD and loads of RAM --

CPU power is rarely a bottleneck these days. (Extreme Gaming, mega computation such as weather forecasting / complex statistical analysis or huge video editing are exceptions and for these you probably wouldn't choose to use a laptop.

For a laptop choose the one that consumes the least power -- extends battery life.

Cheers
jimbo
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11 Jan 2013   #7
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It's a wash with a minor advantage for the 3210M. I would buy what's cheaper.
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11 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Is UnknownReverent buying a CPU or a laptop? The discussion reads like a CPU is to be purchased for a desktop system.

The 3210M is third-generation (22nm) Ivy Bridge CPU, so it's to be preferred, all else being equal.
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12 Jan 2013   #9

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Is UnknownReverent buying a CPU or a laptop? The discussion reads like a CPU is to be purchased for a desktop system.

The 3210M is third-generation (22nm) Ivy Bridge CPU, so it's to be preferred, all else being equal.
No, I'm buying a laptop, but I already decided on one. Thanks for the input everyone.
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