I am looking at getting a new Thinkpad with an i5 processor.
I was curious to what extent this would speed up developing a Ruby on
app. I am guessing that this depends to what extent multi-threading is
but I am not sure—hence the question :^)
If it is not that significant, my other choice would be to get a used
or Mac Pro, duo-core.
So is there a significant difference in the speed of, for example a
core, versus a 2.4 Ghz i5?
I have nothing against getting a used Thinkpad. They have been good to
For what I am looking at, it will cost about $400 more for a T410, and
I am not
a rich man.