Much difference between 2ghz core duo and 1.66ghz?

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  1. o2

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    Im buying a laptop, and Im wodnering if its worth paying an extra $300 for the 2ghz core duo CPU. Would it also cut down on the battery life?
     
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    battery life will not be as good, but it will be very close. Intel has excellent speedstep, and it will not run fullspeed when it doesn't have to.

    As for speed, it is signifigantly faster, imho. Whether it's worth $300 depends on what you do, and what you expect.
     
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    Im getting this laptop for school, and my web development projects on the side. Mostly dreamweaver, fireworks, and a development http server that I use to code stuff locally. Gaming isn't an issue.

    My 2.9ghz Celeron D was performing pretty well, how would it compare to a 1.66ghz core duo, as well as 2ghz?

    Are there are benchmarks that I can look at?
     
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    plenty of benchmarks. check anandtech and hardocp. $300 can be a lot for a college student. The 1.67GHz chip will certainly be sufficient. The 2GHz is gonna give you that "holyshit this is fast" feeling, tho.
     
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    Got a link? All I could find is the Mac related stuff.
     
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    Conroe vs others doesn't really answer my initial question. Im looking for 1.66 vs 2.0 benchmarks.
     
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    true, I've been thinkin about the 11ty billion conroe threads of late.

    search for core duo benchmarks... there are more.
     
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    Meh, I got a compromise. Dell just released another sweet ass deal, on 1.86ghz, for the price of 1.66.

    Gonna order tonight.
     
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    Best price on the market, looks hot, amazing battery life.
    I had a Dell PDA for 2 years, worked perfectly, and I dont take care of my things very well. I drunk-fought some black guy (jokingly) and I fell on the thing, and broke it. Dell sent me a new one, and provided me with a box to send them the broken one. So support is pretty good too.

    Why jump on the dell sucks bandwagon?
     
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    it's not a bandwagon if it's true :wiggle:
     

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