Screen or processor?

Hey guys,

I don't know what to buy: bigger screen or better processor..

The laptops are:

1) lenovo g580 with 15,5" and an i7 processor
2) lenovo g780 with 17,3" but an i5 processor

all tips are welcome ;)
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  1. gilyan11 said:
    Hey guys,

    I don't know what to buy: bigger screen or better processor..

    The laptops are:

    1) lenovo g580 with 15,5" and an i7 processor
    2) lenovo g780 with 17,3" but an i5 processor

    all tips are welcome ;)


    What are you going to be doing with this laptop.
  2. In my opinion, 15,5" and the i7, the extra inches could be not worth it, especially for a laptop, the i7 it could make a difference, depending on the usage, if it's at the same price, i rather get the i7.
    If the i5+larger screen is cheaper, it might be more valid.
  3. rds1220 said:
    What are you going to be doing with this laptop.


    I made a new account because i couldn't log in for qome reason..

    But euhm i want to use it as home laptop, for watching movies and stuff..
  4. djangoringo said:
    In my opinion, 15,5" and the i7, the extra inches could be not worth it, especially for a laptop, the i7 it could make a difference, depending on the usage, if it's at the same price, i rather get the i7.
    If the i5+larger screen is cheaper, it might be more valid.

    Yes they are the same price
  5. gilyan1 said:
    Yes they are the same price


    For just everyday work and watching movies the I5 with the bigger screen will be fine. You don't really need the power of the I7 for what you are doing.
  6. Ok thanks,
    but if i5 and i7 are the same for the stuff i do, and gaming and stuff, in what case does it make a difference then?
  7. What is the max resolution of both.
  8. Yes, tell the resolution of both screens and what's the two cpus in question, model of the i5 and i7.
    But in long term, the i7 at the same price might be more useful.
    The graphics of the i7 i know for sure it's the intel hd 4000, the i5 might have a lower on die gpu.
    If you take that in consideration, the i7 might be a better choice.
  9. 15,5" : 15.6" HD Glare 1366x768
    17" : HD glare 1600x900
  10. The resolution suits both screens, what's the model of the i5?
    The i7 is a better cpu and has the intel hd 4000, some mobile i5 have a lower gpu.
  11. If they are pretty much the same price as you said than I would go with the I7 laptop. The I7 is a little more powerful and has a better resolution.
  12. I'm not sure there's some i7 which are dual cores, like this one : http://ark.intel.com/products/64893/Intel-Core-i7-3520M-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz

    That's is why it's needed the models of the cpus in question, if it's that i7, go with the i5, if the i5 is this one : http://ark.intel.com/products/67355/Intel-Core-i5-3210M-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-3_10-GHz-rPGA

    Same cores and threads and has the intel hd 4000 to.
    Edit : Bingo, that's the one, get the i5 if it's the i5-3210M.
  13. djangoringo said:
    I'm not sure there's some i7 which are dual cores, like this one : http://ark.intel.com/products/64893/Intel-Core-i7-3520M-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz

    That's is why it's needed the models of the cpus in question, if it's that i7, go with the i5, if the i5 is this one : http://ark.intel.com/products/67355/Intel-Core-i5-3210M-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-3_10-GHz-rPGA

    Same cores and threads and has the intel hd 4000 to.
    Edit : Bingo, that's the one, get the i5 if it's the i5-3210M.


    Ow i don't know that much about the chips. :s

    but you say the i5 is a better one than the 7 for this pc?
  14. Screen!

    Far more noticeable than the performance gain of hyper-threading.
  15. They got the same graphics(intel hd 4000), the same cores and threads.
    So you're better off with the i5, since you got a bigger screen/resolution.
    If it was a quad i7 mobile, things would have changed, but since it's a dual core, no point in going with that i7.
  16. djangoringo said:
    They got the same graphics(intel hd 4000), the same cores and threads.
    So you're better off with the i5, since you got a bigger screen/resolution.
    If it was a quad i7 mobile, things would have changed, but since it's a dual core, no point in going with that i7.


    Yes that is why I bought up resolution. Now that we know the exact model of CPU's I would go with the I5.
  17. Oh ok thanks guys so i've made a decision :) i'll go for screen..

    Thanks for your help
  18. gilyan1 said:
    Oh ok thanks guys so i've made a decision :) i'll go for screen..

    Thanks for your help


    As said both are dual core but really there isn't going to be a huge difference in performance. For what you are doing the dual core I5m will be fine and it has a higher resolution which will be better for games and movies.
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