I am choosing between an i7 2620M and an i72630QM. The former is a dual core, 2.7 up to 3.4GHz. The latter is a quad core 2.2 up to 3.3GHz.
Basically, which would I be better off with (I plan on using a laptop for school which includes engineering software)
The laptop I plan on getting, with either of the two aforementioned Processors is a Dell XPS17 with a 1TB 7200RPM HDD, 8GB RAM, 3GB NVIDIA GeForce Graphics, 1080p resolution screen, BluRay player, and upgraded speakers.
it would mainly depend on if the engineering software your using can use 4 cores or not. Although i got hunch that it can.
If so, i would say for your usage if the software can use the 4 cores, the I7 2630QM will be more useful than than the higher ghz dual core 2620M.