Is there a difference between the Intel Core 2 Duo & the Intel Core Duo?

05-21  Source: Network gathering  Views:106 

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I am looking to buy a new laptop, and I wanted to know if there is a big or major difference between the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, compared to the Intel Core Duo.
I currently have a powerbook G4 and it has a 1.67 GHz PowerPC G2 Processor, which I have noticed isn't that great, I can't download the new snow leopard software update, nor watch movies from Netflex and other stuff like that. Its pretty annoying, so that is why I was asking about the difference between the other two processors, I want to know if it doesn't matter or which one is the best before I buy.
I'm pretty computer dumb when it comes to this stuff that's why I'm asking.
Thanks in Advance.
- Heather Tel
Core 2 Duo processors are newer and more powerful (and thus faster) than Core Duos. Apple's current notebook computers all use Core 2 Duos, so if you buy new, that's what you'll get. The earliest MacBooks and MacBook Pros had Core Duos in them, but the last of those models was discontinued late in 2006.
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