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Core i5-520M vs. i7-620M, price and performance

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July 25, 2010 10:04:26 PM


I am trying to find an answer for this, but I haven't found it anywhere on the web.
I am considering to buy Dell Latitude E6410, but I don't know if I should take the i5-520M or the i7-620M CPU.
The price difference between the laptops (both have an nVidia NVS3100M graphics card) is around 500$.
If I am not mistaken, the difference between the performance of the two CPUs is around 6-12%.
Is it worth the price? Will I really feel a difference between them? Although price is not an issue here, I simply consider to buy the i5-520M since for that price difference I can simply get more memory or simply wait for a better CPU to arrive and invest that money on...
What do you think?

a c 203 à CPUs
July 25, 2010 10:32:17 PM

Hello barman;

You're not mistaken about the difference in performance being small.
I think there is way too large a price hike between the two laptops to be due to the CPUs alone. Any other feature differences?
Intel Core i5-520M review and benchmarks
Intel Core i7-620M review and benchmarks
I can't say I'd be willing to spend an extra $500 for such a small improvement in performance.
a c 309 à CPUs
July 25, 2010 11:26:59 PM

Take that $500 difference and use it to get a SSD, and you will get a performance difference that is impressive.
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a b à CPUs
July 26, 2010 7:04:37 AM

The difference isn't worth for $500, you can spend it on a SSD,its worth it.
July 26, 2010 6:29:49 PM

Thanks guys.