Originally Posted by IAntDemo
A desktop cpu would be better, the power and heat are reduced in laptops, that's because cpus are clocked down in laptops.
I agree. Whereas even the CPU might be the exact same. The heating/cooling in a laptop is so much worse/different, that it will bring the performance down to the point where you will see a difference. But then again, if you have an external laptop cooler, it will help and desktop will still be a bit better, but not that much.
@Jmac the i5, well all I can say is a CPU XD ( way to tell the obvious :P ). But I can say the difference between i5, and i7, DON'T BUY THE i7 if you care for value over performance. Here's why. The i7 Quad is better then the i5 Quad. But the performance differences you see are not largely different. The price however, is very different. in this sense, the i7 is a ripoff, at around $350 for a good one, whilest for a good i5 you can still get away with $150. So the i5 on the side of value over performance, is better.