Games do not take advantage of Hyper Threading so there is no real point in buying a Core i7 CPU. Streaming video does not take advantage of HT either. VMware... don't know.
If you do video encoding or 3D rendering, then HT will come in handy.
Ok that’s what I was thinking but since the price is only $100 within one another I just wanted to at least ask the question. Thanks for the quick reply. Also I have heard about the IB heat issue but seem like everyone is complaining about the i7 specifically so does the mean the i5 isn’t having as many heat issue as the i7?