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Topic # 61052 7-May-2010 22:25
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hi all,

looking at getting a Dell Laptop - the two processors being the 430 and 520 have a $200 price difference.

any suggestions on which way to go? is it worth $200?


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  Reply # 327850 7-May-2010 22:45
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You can always use Intel's Ark database to find details of each processor.

Here's the comparison of i5-430m and i5-520m.




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  Reply # 327851 7-May-2010 22:50
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From the comparison, the key difference is i5-520M has Intel? Virtualization Technology (VT-x). So if you are/want to run Windows 7 Pro and you can run Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode - as that require VT-x.




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  Reply # 327862 7-May-2010 23:57
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chiefie: From the comparison, the key difference is i5-520M has Intel? Virtualization Technology (VT-x). So if you are/want to run Windows 7 Pro and you can run Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode - as that require VT-x.


Windows XP mode does not require hardware assisted virtualisation anymore.




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  Reply # 328170 9-May-2010 14:32
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freitasm: Windows XP mode does not require hardware assisted virtualisation anymore.


Very cool. I just found this article saying the same, that's awesome.




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