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Pentium 3560Y vs Core i3-4020Y

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by aamadi, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. aamadi

    aamadi Notebook Consultant

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    So I was considering buying the new Sony Vaio Tap 11. The $800 version comes with a Pentium 3560Y and Intel HD Graphics, while the $1000 version comes with a Core i3-4020Y and Intel HD Graphics 4200. Other than that, they are identical.

    I was wonder if a $200 or 25% higher price tag is worth getting the Core i3. What am I really losing out with the Pentium 3560Y?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jarhead

    Jarhead Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Depends on what you're doing. But, for general day-to-day stuff, including watching video and the like, there's practically no difference. You should focus more on the display (high-res and high-quality), comfort, and perhaps storage capacity.
     
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    Yeah, I will be mainly using it for Outlook, Excel, watching videos (YouTube , DVD), and iTunes. Everything else between the two options are identical, including the screen, which is great.
     
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    The Core i3 has a 25% higher clock and HyperThreading, so you will gain some performance and potential multi-tasking ability.
     
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