Hi, I am currently shopping for a laptop and found a great price on the Asus X5DIJ. Well, two good prices, but they are quoting two different processors.
The cheaper of the two, by £20 has the Pentium t4200 (important bit: 1MB l2 cache)
The more expensive on has the Core 2 Duo t5870 (important bit: 2mb l2 cache)
Having searched the net for a decent comparison, all I can find is that cpubenchmark.net rates the Pentium t4200 higher (a score of 1,240 to the t5870's 1,068).
Which is the best choice? Is the t5870, being a core2 duo the better choice? Is the 2mb cache worth the extra £20? Even if the t4200 has been given a higher rating by a reputable website?
Here is a link which can give you a good comparison.
Actually, the CPU T4200 is a 45 nm, in theory it should not heat too much which is a good factor.
Now regarding the cache size, it all depends on what type of application that you are going to use, for example picture, video editing would defintely need a better cache size.
All the best,