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Old 01-19-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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Question New Intel processors worth the wait?

Hey guys, short and sweet thread/question:

Pops wants to go and get a new laptop today. Something for work; decent battery life, good price, good performance. Probably 14-15 inches. He's an HP guy, so he'll definitely be sticking to the brand.

Do you all think it's worth waiting for the new i3/i5/i7 chips to make their way into laptops? Would there be enough of a real-life difference between a current-gen i5 and the newer ones? If it will heavily affect battery life, performance, etc., I may convince him to wait it out a few more weeks.

If not, then we're getting a laptop today.


Thoughts?


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Old 01-20-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Intel processors worth the wait?

you can get the i5/i7 processors in laptops now, I would recommend getting something like this Newegg.com - HP Pavilion DV6-3052NR NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 how much are you willing to pay ?
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: New Intel processors worth the wait?

That is an older Nahelem processors, not Sandy Bridge.

I would say it is worth the wait, better efficiency and more power, you can't go wrong
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