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  • Which processor to buy - i5 or i7

    I am planning to buy a Dell laptop with Win 7 home premium

    Should I go for

    i5-460M Processor 2.53GHz or i7-740QM Processor 1.73GHz ?

    I am asking because i5 has 2.53 GHz and i7 is having only 1.73 GHz

    Which is better ?

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    Re: Which processor to buy - i5 or i7

    IIRC i5 has 2 cores while the i7 has 4 with hyperthreading so appears as 8.

    It therefore comes down to how much stuff you run which can use multiple cores (i7 better) vs stuff which only uses one core (i5 better since faster)

    More about differences here: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/h...les/48391.aspx

    Other issues such as price and weight come into it too
    Last edited by Ossian; 27th January 2011, 10:02.
    Tom Jones
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