Originally Posted by MrSumOne
Are you SURE that the difference between a 2.0 processor and 2.5 is not that big? Because I am a little worried about it. Also, I don't see a difference in ram between the two. I see that both have 4gb of ram. Please explain a little more? You're helping a lot!
in the majority of computer use you are not even touching the max capacity of the processor, even alot of games wont do that, its part of the reason that you can multitask ( on my xps i had frequently been downloading things, listening to music on itunes, and playing CS:S on its 2.0ghz processor without a hitch). yes some programs will pull alot of CPU use, especially cad type programs and some more recent games.
that said, on the actual machines we are looking at. i cant find the specs of the exact model you saw in the states, link me if you can, but i can find similar ones which is what im basing my opinion on.
right now the toshiba im using has the same processor that comes in the machine i linked you to earlier (the t5800 processor) with 4gb of ram and an intel integrated card it actually is giving me very good performance (admittedly not gaming on it).
now if you can spring for a couple hundred extra over the link i posted earlier i would (if it was my money) pick up thishttp://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...22628(ME).aspx
its basically exactly the specs of the one you wanted (based on what you said it had). its not cheap but its a good machine, the use of a P series processor should give you slightly longer battery life and overall lower power consumption (so slightly less heat) over the t series. both will still give very good performance and if i was going strictly on budget and couldnt really jump over the 1200 mark between the two i would be very happy with the first machine i linked you to. if i had a more broad budget and had the option i would get the p series processor machine i just linked. the actual processor performance between a p series and t series at equal GHZ are the same, going up of course will increase performance but its not a huge leap between the 2ghz and 2.5ghz, and you need to decide if a fairly minor difference in speed/power consumption/heat is worth the extra $$$.
its about the whole package, performance is not strictly processor related, its about having lots of ram, a fast hard drive, good GPU, and the processor combined. you will likely for budget reasons need to compromise a bit there since very few people can just drop 4000 on a new ultra top of the line system. but both the asus machines i linked to should do the job depending on what you are planning to do.
so there are some questions for you here:
-do you game? if so which games?
-how portable do you want it?
-how long do you plan to keep it?
-what other needs are you having for it? main system or just augmenting a desktop?
-what exactly is your budget?