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Intel i7 620M vs Intel i7 820QM

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August 21, 2010 1:47:58 PM

Hi all.. next monday i'm ordering my new laptop from dell website, but i'm not sure about which processor would be the best choice. I could choose a 620M which is a dual core but has a higher clock speed than the 820Qm which is a quad core. I could have them basically for the same price. Considering the fact that i will use this pc both for studying (engineering) and gaming/watching movies/surf the net, which one would be the best processor to pick up?
I know that the quad core would heat the laptop and drain its battery a lot: is that very different from the 620M?
last but not least: i'm not very expert in cpu, anyway i know that the new i7 processor have a turbo-boost technology which allows the processors to overclock themselves to have a higher clock speed. Does this allows to the 820QM to join the same speed of the 620m if needed?
Thank everybody for answering me and sorry for my english

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August 21, 2010 2:08:27 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
For your tasks, a dual core suffices(even faster because of having higher clock speeds),so go for 620M.
And yes both have turbo-boost but 620M goes up to 3.3GHz with turbo boost whereas 720QM goes up to 3.06GHz.
And with i7 620M,you'll have more battery life
August 21, 2010 5:16:08 PM

thanks, and do you know how much battery would i have more with the 620M?
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August 21, 2010 5:59:02 PM

I exactly don't know but it should be 15minutes+ more(depending on the laptop's model)
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