programing and mid gaming on core I3 4010U ULV Processor

NitishVinayak

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May 10, 2014
4
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4,510
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i am going to purchase a laptop mainly for low or mid level gaming and application,database and web development purpose, i came across dell machine

http://www.flipkart.com/dell-inspiron-15-3537-laptop-4th-gen-ci3-2gb-500gb-ubuntu-1gb-graph/p/itmdufyfqnzyafrd?pid=COMDUFYFQNZYAFRD&otracker=from-search&srno=t_3&query=Dell+Inspiron+15+3537&ref=ee7e8039-8bca-48bf-a9d3-6e6b86205107

it has ram one memory slots empty so i can upgrade the ram after purchase... but thing which is bothering me is ulv processor which is clocked at 1.7ghz, is this much speed is enough for multitasking between various IDEs and internet browsing ?
as i it is my first laptop, i don't wanna experience glitch in performance
please help
 

Imon750

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Apr 2, 2014
6
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4,520
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Considering you'd want the performance at par with an i5-4200U. I say if you're tight on budget, then go for it. That said if you can shell a bit extra like 6k then this might be a good upgrade
http://www.flipkart.com/dell-vostro-14-v3446-notebook-4th-gen-ci5-4gb-500gb-ubuntu-2-gb-graph/p/itmdwdu5habwrs8v?pid=COMDW2KBEGDPKDSY&otracker=from-search&srno=t_3&query=i5&ref=d63c1693-c43c-4239-a32b-f72739175144
I'm not considering the RAM to be a problem. Both are supplied by Ubuntu so you have your choice of OS. That said, your laptop comes with an 8670M Graphics. The recommendation comes with 820M which is a bit better than your 8670M thus you'd get a slight boost in gaming. Also i5-4210U is one of the best mid range ULV processors you can get right now, so your upgrade from i3-4010U would be worthwhile. That said, the ULV also means better battery life. But I guess in this range too the i5 shall beat i3 as it has better performance per watt than the i3. Finally choose wisely, the laptop market in India is overpriced and a little cost difference might not necessarily mean a small performance gap.
I'd say the i5 one is better overall and worth it, if you can spend a bit extra
 

Imon750

Estimable
Apr 2, 2014
6
0
4,520
2
Considering you'd want the performance at par with an i5-4200U. I say if you're tight on budget, then go for it. That said if you can shell a bit extra like 6k then this might be a good upgrade
http://www.flipkart.com/dell-vostro-14-v3446-notebook-4th-gen-ci5-4gb-500gb-ubuntu-2-gb-graph/p/itmdwdu5habwrs8v?pid=COMDW2KBEGDPKDSY&otracker=from-search&srno=t_3&query=i5&ref=d63c1693-c43c-4239-a32b-f72739175144
I'm not considering the RAM to be a problem. Both are supplied by Ubuntu so you have your choice of OS. That said, your laptop comes with an 8670M Graphics. The recommendation comes with 820M which is a bit better than your 8670M thus you'd get a slight boost in gaming. Also i5-4210U is one of the best mid range ULV processors you can get right now, so your upgrade from i3-4010U would be worthwhile. That said, the ULV also means better battery life. But I guess in this range too the i5 shall beat i3 as it has better performance per watt than the i3. Finally choose wisely, the laptop market in India is overpriced and a little cost difference might not necessarily mean a small performance gap.
I'd say the i5 one is better overall and worth it, if you can spend a bit extra
 
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