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Still choosing a laptop for college(computer science) and little gaming.

Should I go with an i5 or and i7?

Should I spend the extra money for the GT 555M instead of the GT540M?

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Well.. Obiously the i7 and the gt555m.. THis is Overclock.net what do you expect us to say
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
Well.. Obiously the i7 and the gt555m.. THis is Overclock.net what do you expect us to say
I still want a good battery life and is the optimus technology thing related to the physical GPU or is it related to the integrated graphics?
    
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post #4 of 7
Actually not the i7...
think of battery life, weight, heat production...

and for gaming, HT won't really make a difference - If I had an i7 I would turn of HT to get a higher OC and better performance on games, since most games still use no more than 2 cores and the ones that can use more than 2 are usually limited by your video card performance if you already have a highly clocked 4 cores cpu

as for the video card, it is worth to spend extra bucks on it, because it's what impacts gaming performance the most
post #5 of 7
If you want good battery life buy another battery / carry your charger

Dont worry about the optimus thing that you dont even know
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kakkilop View Post
I still want a good battery life and is the optimus technology thing related to the physical GPU or is it related to the integrated graphics?
Optimus is basically Nvidia's automatic switchable graphics technology. When you are surfing the Internet or writing a Word document it will use the IGP, and when your gaming it will use the discreet GPU. In the past if your laptop supported switchable graphics you had to do the switching manually but now Optimus does it for you automatically. At least that is what I've read about it, I don't actually own a laptop with Optimus.
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post #7 of 7
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Is the GT 540M viable on playing new game on medium/low?

Also, should I invest 50$ for i5-2520M instead of the i5-2410M?
    
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