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So my step-dad is getting a laptop for work mostly. He creates and runs laser shows at concerts and so on. Battery life doesn't matter as it will always be plugged in. 17" screen and up is crucial as he needs to be able to see a lot of his laser program for effects and so on.
He is looking at the following : Acer 17.3" AS7745G-9827

Is the low processor speed (1.73Ghz) worth the i7-740QM or should he get maybe an i5 with a higher clock? any suggestions?

Thx in advance, Crazymonkey

EDIT:Can be bought online at places like newegg etc.
Edited by crazymonkey93 - 1/5/11 at 4:57pm
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No it turbos up to 2.8Ghz with a single thread. If he requires more than one thread, then the 8-threads that the i7 provides will still be ideal.

Also get the G73. Its only $100 more and comes with a mobile 5870 which is much faster than that 5670 found in that Acer you linked to.
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