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B940 is 35w i think and the i7 is 45w. This is pretty close. If anything it just wont hang out in turbo mode as long (assuming the chip works with the bios but chipset is the same.). Id rather have the oem chip and discrete gpu but i need to see whats in the budget.

I thought the pentium vs centrino was more of a diff in wattage but i'd have to look. The battery life of the faster centrino was significantly better than the pentium. It went from 4 to 6hrs bc you could set the pentium all the way down to 800mhz for long life if you wanted vs the pentium was stuck at 1.3.
Edited by Camar0 - 8/7/11 at 9:35am