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M11X: i5 or i7?

Poll Results: i5 or i7?

Poll expired: Dec 28, 2010  
  • 54% (12)
    i5
  • 45% (10)
    i7
22 Total Votes  
post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Should I go with the i5 or is it worth the extra $160 to upgrade to the i7?
*Edit*
A bit of background info:
the i5 is the i5 520 UM 1.06 GHZ (1.866 Ghz max turbo) dual core CPU with HT
the i7 is the i7 640 UM 1.20 GHZ (2.266 Ghz max turbo) dual core CPU with HT
Edited by hermitmaster - 12/26/10 at 3:52pm
post #2 of 28
I fail to see an excuse to upgrade a cpu in a laptop. Especially if you don't do much other than game on it. My vote is for no.
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post #3 of 28
I voted yes. More performance. But personally I would buy one of the new Asus G series if I was in the market for a laptop for gaming.
post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by Segovax View Post
I voted yes. More performance. But personally I would buy one of the new Asus G series if I was in the market for a laptop for gaming.
This, Alienwares are nice.. kinda overpriced for the performance IMO. Asus will deliver good quality, and a nice price-performance ratio.
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post #5 of 28
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I voted yes. More performance. But personally I would buy one of the new Asus G series if I was in the market for a laptop for gaming.
I need something light with long battery life for school. Plus I have a Dell Preferred account.
post #6 of 28
I have the core 2 duo m11x and it works great. And if you need battery life then the core 2 duo would be the best. I can get like 8 hours.
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post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by hermitmaster View Post
I need something light with long battery life for school.
Get the i5. You don't need the extra 2 cores, you've got hyperthreading, the i7 will just suck down more juice. I've got an i5 2.4 Ghz in my Dell Studio and it handles just fine whatever i throw at it.
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post #8 of 28
Ah I see, well if battery issue is important then I would probably go with the i5 then.
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by DS900 View Post
This, Alienwares are nice.. kinda overpriced for the performance IMO. Asus will deliver good quality, and a nice price-performance ratio.
I am seriously sick of hearing this, ASUS Gseries is one of the WORST quality computers ever. Seriously, we get one back every week for defects in the build quality of ASUS, this applies to both the G73Jx-xx, and the G53xx.

I would get an i7. Upgrading processors in laptops is annoying and unless its a barebone, I would recommend keeping the manufacturer one.
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post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by darthjoe229 View Post
Get the i5. You don't need the extra 2 cores, you've got hyperthreading, the i7 will just suck down more juice. I've got an i5 2.4 Ghz in my Dell Studio and it handles just fine whatever i throw at it.
The i7 in the m11x is a dual core...
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