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Just a little note, even the i7-2630QM can turbo to 2.9ghz, like 2.8ghz dual-core turbo, and 2.6 for quad. Basically, it's as fast as an i5 for 2 cores/threads, and a lot faster on >2 cores/threads. So there's not much point getting an i5 at the same price; and the 2630QM is roughly the same as a desktop i7-920 in performance. And, a lot of games can use 4 cores.

i7 and 6730M pros/cons: roughly double the CPU performance (on 4 cores, same performance on 2 compared to i5). ~30% slower graphics. Not a tough choice, GPU can get overclocked, and the 6730M and 6770M have the same SP count.
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post #22 of 25
Definitely quad.
    
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post #23 of 25
Quad if you are heavy on graphics, gaming and video
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hey people. sending from my phone so i'll keep this short. there are two laptops. one with 4 cores /8threads i7 sb cpu and hd 6730 gpu. then there's the other laptop with dual core/4 threads cpu and hd 6770 gpu. I couldnt decide between the two. i'll be mainly producing,editing hd videos and play games (skyrim) on it.
    
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post #25 of 25
Get the quad core. Because it uses hyperthreading, it has approximately the processing power of an 8 core. The duel core one (assuming it uses hyperthreading also) has the processing power of a quad core. So the difference between the two is closer to the equivalent of four cores, even if the physical difference is only two cores. Plus the quad core one has double the RAM, which is always a good thing! biggrin.gif
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