Originally Posted by 76TR6
How does someone determine what's best to get? A 9890 or a 9750? No gaming here, just Autocad and ms office stuff, music, pictures etc. Do I need a dual core processer or a p4? I'm running out of time quick!
Also how can one get help configuring a system, what with all the options to choose from?
A fast dual core AMD 64 is faster for almost all applications than a P4, the only downside at the moment is the wait on the 9750 and the cost of a fast dual core AMD 64 which is significantly higher than the cost of a P4 (by up to a factor of 4x here in Aus for on average twice the performance).
It'd be nice if Clevo/Sager would release a 98xx chassis machine which supports the dual core Intel's which would be perfect for what you want, on account of the fact that they're much cheaper than their AMD counterparts, albeit not as fast for gaming.