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    buying a new mac duo 2 or i5

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    buying a new mac duo 2 or i5
    I'm buying a mac from the refurb store
    looking at buying a 15 inch MBP i see that the core duo and the i5 are 100 dollars difference

    the duo 2 is running at 2.66 GHz
    and the i5 is at 2.4GHz

    I've heard that the i5 processor is faster than the duo 2 even though the duo has a higher frequency is this true?

    all other specs are the same 4 gb memory 320 HD

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    buying a new mac duo 2 or i5

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    The 2.4 GHz i5 is equivalent to a 3.03 GHz Core 2 Duo.
    You are also getting the better graphics in the i5.

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    buying a new mac duo 2 or i5

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    oh why is that so much faster?

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    buying a new mac duo 2 or i5

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Due to the multi threading with 4 virtual cores.

    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/performance.html

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    buying a new mac duo 2 or i5
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    Quote Originally Posted by kobe55 View Post
    oh why is that so much faster?
    Hyper-threading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Newer architecture, etc.
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    Upgrade your MBP HD
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