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Is a 1.5GHz quad core laptop better than a 2.6GHz dual core laptop?

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It depends on what you mean by better. A lot of computing hardware is sold on the back of marketing BS.
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Is a 1.5GHz quad core laptop better than a 2.6GHz dual core laptop?

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It depends entirely on the software using the cores. Some/applications games are optimized more efficiently for quad core than dual core. Most games only use two cores though.

Find the bench marks for what you need and compare the two processors but in general the quad core will perform better for certain applications/games just like the dual core will do the same so one isn't 'better', it's down to what you need the processor for. Most of the time a dual to quad core won't make a huge amount of noticeable difference but a 2.6GHz dual is 900MHz faster than the 1.5GHz quad.

To answer your question: it depends entirely on what you're using the processors for as some applications are written to take advantage of the extra cores but for the general application, you won't notice the difference.

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000942.html
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if the 1.5 ghz 4 core is amd and the 2.4 2 core is intel

then go for intel
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