Laptop Config Questions: More Cach, RAM or HD???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Planner Dude, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Planner Dude macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    This is a general laptop question, not necessarily specific to mac, but I'd appreciate any help you could give me....

    If you have to choose between better L2 Cache, more RAM, or a bigger / faster hard drive for a laptop, how would you choose? My options are

    2MB or 4MB L2 cache for Core2Duo
    1GB or 2 GB RAM
    80, 100, 120 or 160 GB hard drive @ 5400 or 7200rpm

    I will be doing 3D applications, GIS, movies, and maybe PVR

  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    All those things help but if I had to pick one I would go with the larger L2 cache. The other things can be added later.

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