Summary: This was a great upgrade for my Dell Vostro 1500 - more cache, speed, same TDP and smaller litho means it's running a lot cooler, and most likely using less power as well. At the time, the t9500 was way pricier relative to this so it was a smart buy.
Summary: I bought this processor for my Dell Vostro 1500 as an upgrade. I went from a 2.0 to this 2.5 processor and it made a huge difference. The processor score in windows 7 went from 5.5 to 6.1. If your looking to upgrade, this one is a good upgrade at a decent price.
Summary: This is the absolute best Socket P (Intel) CPU for the money that you can buy. The 6MB of L2 cache makes this a screaming fast CPU. Performance is equal to i5 CPU and much better than an i3. The T9500 is .1 Ghz faster but at 2x the cost just not worth it unless you want bragging rights.
Summary: Upgraded my Dell Latitude D630 laptop from its original T7100 CPU to this T9300 CPU. My computer now has longer battery life and is much, much faster overall. I'll certainly get a few more good years out of this old workhorse. Don't waste your money on the T9500, as its only improvement over the T9300 is a marginal increase of 100 MHz in clock speed. Everything else in the specifications is the same.
Summary: The upgrade was smooth as podding, the process runs great, even at mere 200 MB free space on C:\drive , the processor does not hang nor slows the processing, It runs lot cooler with less noise.
One fast chip for a reasonable price! Wonderful upgrade from 2.00 GHz!
21 October 2012
Summary: Upgraded to this T9300 Processor in my laptop from the T7500. If you're a gamer or do video editing, you will notice a performance increase with this chip. It was worth the $60 I paid for it and being slightly under the T9500 and saving over $40 in comparison, this chip is overall the way to go. If you only do web surfing and only listen to music and watch videos and are already using a T7XXX processor or better, it won't be much of an upgrade for you.