Hi guys, I am ordering a Dell Inspiron 15r laptop and the difference between them mainly is that one has the Core i5-460M 2.5Ghz - 2.8Ghz and the other one has a core i7-740QM 1.7Ghz - 2.9Ghz (and this model as a 750GB HD instead of 500GB - but it does not really matter for me).
Now the difference in price is €90. My question is ... I need this laptop for University, Home, and some gaming ... - will the i7 consume more battery power or is the difference in consumption negligable?? Also, you think heat would be an issue with the i7 as the size of both laptops are the same.
What would you go for? is it worth the extra €90??
Hi and thanks for the reply - i appreciate you taking the time. However, I know the specs of both CPU's, I just want to know whether I should stay with the i5 or go for the i7 - I have read articles which have said that due to a higher clock speed, the i5 will run applications which use 2 cores faster, etc ... but I need more opinions.
i'm selling notebooks of many kind
several days ago an acer 5741 notebook just came in with Corei5 460m and vga gt420m
it was awsome
i cheked so many laptops with corei7 720qm but the performance against that acer was the same
i tested them with "performance test" software
Lenovo Ideapad y550 Ci7 720qm 4g Ram 640 HDD VGA:ati5730 the score was=1064
Acer 5742G Ci5 460m 4G Ram 640 HDD VGA:G-force 420m the score was=1385
i couldn't belive my eyes