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a b D Laptop
December 3, 2009 3:25:12 PM

i m purchasing dell xps 16.
which processor should i go for.
is there somthing like the failure of core i7 in future as it is newly launched

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a c 244 D Laptop
December 3, 2009 3:56:33 PM

No,go for the i7 model its well worth it
December 4, 2009 12:03:55 AM

The i7 is the newer high end mobile processor from Intel. Are you going to be gaming with this or just want a higher end PC?

I'm on the fence. I'm looking at an Asus i7 model. A core 2 quad model is only a few hundred bucks cheaper but ships with Vista. By the time I do a Win7 upgrade, I might as well have gone with the i7. I believe I've ruled out the Core 2 duos for longevity reasons.

The only potential problem I see with the Asus i7 model is heat. A few reviewers mentioned that the laptop gets very hot when gaming. Since I'm not a gamer, I'm thinking I won't run into those GPU/CPU heat issues, but who knows. I always try to buy high end for longevity but if the i7 Asus laptops suffer from heat issues, they may not have too long of a lifespan.