1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 11, 2009 3:52 PM by JohnS

    Intel SU2700, T6400, T6500

    bshuff

      There are laptops in the $500 to $600 range, all with 14.1" displays and similar memory/HDD setups.  One of the differences is the Intel CPU.  I've seen the SU2700 (new single core?), T6400 and now the T6500 (T6400 replacement?).  I haven't purchased a new laptop lately in this category for awhile, so I'm interested in expert opinions on the relative performance difference I might notice using XP Pro (Vista if I need to) and Windows7.  I'm more likely to multitask office and web-browsers than do any serious gaming.  Other consideration is battery life - single core has lower max power, but how much of a difference should I expect?

        • 1. Re: Intel SU2700, T6400, T6500
          JohnS

          The one suggestion I have is that if you plan to upgrade to Windows* 7 at any point in the future and wish to use Windows XP* applications (XP compatibility mode), make sure the processor supports virtualization. You should be able to verify whether or not the Intel processor in question supports Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT) by looking them up in ark.intel.com. http://ark.intel.com/VTList.aspx

           

          You can also compare the processors in question within ark.intel.com to see which has the features you need.

           

          You should also check the Microsoft* web site to make sure your system is Windows 7 capable.

           

          John S.
          Intel Customer Support
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