I need to putchase a new laptop and there is a significant price diff between i5 and i7 proccessors. I need my laptop for presentaiton, general business and video editing but price is an issue. Battery life is critical Will core i5 give me the performance (at the price) needed with extended batery life & is corei7 a huge drain on battery power. I would appreciate any feedback. Many Thks
Main points to hit on. Price, Battery Life, and Video editing. If you want the best performance for editing videos you will find it with the i7. Not to say the i5 is a slacker but the i7 will outperform the i5. But with a sacrifice to the Battery Life. So the question is where do you want to spend the extra money? Battery life or performance?
If batter life then focus on something with an i5 but even more importantly a GOOD battery. =). example: toshiba portege line, lenovo thinkpads, new samy series 9.
If performance then go with the i7.
TIP: When shopping around always make sure to look up reviews that give real life battery life ratings and don't go by the manufacture's rating.