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Laptop Processors

Can I get help with identifying which processor below is the newest and best of the three for routine business work with  some graphics work involved?

2.5GHz Core i5-2520M processor

Intel Core 2 Duo

AMD Phenom II processor
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DDoeCommented:
2.5GHz Core i5-2520M processor is the newest one. It includes Intel HD Graphics technology, so it is the best solution for your task.
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CITG_CarlCommented:
Good afternoon,

Out of the two intel processors the I5 is certainly the newest/best. I5 processors are now common in most laptops, although the one listed is only dual core rather than the newer quads

The AMD depends on the number of cores, and the full model.

Personally im an intel man, and the I5 will be more than adequate for general tasks
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
I have a laptop with an Intel i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30 GHz and I can tell you I will blow those other two away.  The one you are listing is slightly better than mine.

I have an HP ProBook 6460b and it works great for IT Support.  In fact, everbody on my team has the exact same laptop.

It even works well for gaming.  Shhh...don't tell the boss.. :-)
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snyperjAuthor Commented:
None of these are i7 processors, correct?
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
No.  An i7 would be labeled as such.
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snyperjAuthor Commented:
What is the weakest of the above?

I guess what I am driving at is this:  I am pushing for the 2.5GHz Core i5-2520M processor.

The user is insisting either of the other two are more powerful, and I am thinking that is incorrect.
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
What are the speeds of the Core 2 DUO and AMD you are comparing?

I'm asking because i have an i5 and it is a 2.3 GHz and the one you are looking at is 2.5 GHz.

It's important to know exactly what we are compaing.

For example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727&Tpk=AMD%20Phenom%20II&IsVirtualParent=1

Would probably come out on top.

But generlly, I'd agree with you, the i5 would be more powerful.

You need to look at the complete specs of all of the processors.
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dbruntonCommented:
Really depends on how fast the processor is.

For example if it is a X4 Phenom II, this has a CPU benchmark of 4303 http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Phenom+II+X4+965

A i5-2520M processor  benchmarks at 3521
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-2520M+%40+2.50GHz

A Core2 Duo E8400 benchmarks at 2173
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core2+Duo+E8400+%40+3.00GHz

None of the Core2 processors will match the other 2 (unless they are Quad core).  But really you need to know the processor speed to get an idea of which is the best.
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nobusCommented:
you can compare your cpu's here  :  http://www.cpubenchmark.net/
then you'll know how they compare
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snyperjAuthor Commented:
Thanks for this link.  Very Helpful.
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