This CPU is directly comparable to the slightly less powerful Core 2 Duo T5500, which is slower by approximately 200 MHz and lacks built-in virtualization technology. For users requiring a greater deal of processing power, the high-end T7800 provides increased performance with a faster clock and bus speed and additional L2 cache.
The T5500 comes with 2 cores at 1.83 GHz, 2 MB of L2 cache and a 667 MHz front side bus. People who use their laptop for basic multimedia functionality such as watching online video and listening to music should find this processor more than adequate. 64-bit versions of Windows 7 are supported, in addition to other OSes using this technology. For those concerned about battery life, the CPU itself will use approximately 34 watts of electricity at maximum.