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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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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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oh why is that so much faster?
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Due to the multi threading with 4 virtual cores.

http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/performance.html
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oh why is that so much faster?
Hyper-threading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Newer architecture, etc.

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