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so im in a dilemma guys i need the nvidia 540m because i do photo and video editing but i want to keep the price down, so i found almost completely identical laptops the only difference is one has a 2.3ghz i5 and is 80 dollars cheaper, the other has a 2.0ghz i7. is there really an 80 dollars worth of difference between a lower clocked i7 than an i5? i figure down the road if i really want i could probably swap out the i5 for a faster i7. if i could find game benchmarks of the the cores vs each other i think i would have a better picture

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acer model is better
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Since you do video editing, I would get the i7.

Even if you weren't I'd still get the Asus merely for a better warranty and an overall higher quality product.
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Since you do video editing, I would get the i7.

Even if you weren't I'd still get the Asus merely for a better warranty and an overall higher quality product.
video editing im not so heavy on like photography, but you bring up a good point on quality.
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Get the i7
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Go with the Asus i7. To put it in perspective, the i7 probably has more processing power than a Ph II X4 945. The i5 isn't slow but total computing power is maybe 60% of the i7. The i5 and i7 are roughly the same speed on 2 cores due to turbo boost.

Here's some CineBench results. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Mobile/148
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