Looking to buy a new laptop, need advice offer expires in 4 hours!


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Hi guys,

I sold my Macbook Pro 17" notebook computer today for £300. I'm looking at getting a newer windows based laptop to replace it and have been looking at the various ones Dell have to offer.

The laptop I have made through the Dell UK website is as follows:

Intel® Pentium® Processor T4200 (2.0GHz, 800MHz, 1MB cache)

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 (64 BIT) - English

Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)

1 Year Limited Warranty - Collect & Return

15.6in Widescreen High Definition (1366x768) WLED with TrueLife

4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048]

250GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive

512MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4570

Fixed Internal DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive including Software

Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery

Dell Wireless 1510 Half Mini Card (802.11n)

No Bluetooth Upgrade

2.0 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera

Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Backlit Keyboard

Facial recognition software

Ruby Red with Microsatin Finish

I intend to use the laptop mainly for browsing the web, playing music, using MSN/Skype and the occasional bit of gaming (nothing too heavy the likes of WoW etc).

The above laptop comes in at £529.01 however I'm unsure on the processor. I can upgrade from Intel® Pentium® Processor T4200 to an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6500 for £70.

What I really want to know is, is this upgrade worth the hefty additional £70 price tag or am I going to see little to no difference in the tasks I want to perform with the differences between the two processors? (I've tried googling for comparisons between the two but cant find anything other than places trying to sell one to me)

Hopefully you guys can help as the offer finishes in 4 hours!!


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