Core i7 vs core 2 duo

I need a portable laptop and am considering a thin Intel® Core™ 2 Duo ULV Processors with 3M L2 Cache and 800MHz FSB and 4gb of ram vs a heavy core i7 with 8gb ram. Use would be photoshop, web, some video. Will the core i7 provide measureable results?
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  1. Yes, but a core 2 will get the job done without any problem.
  2. Hi tmrvc,

    A i7 Processor is significantly faster than a Core2Duo. If you are going to do lots and lots of photoshop, i7 would be my choice(but note that it consumes lots of power and you'll probably find yourself to be near a power plug every once in a few hour). If you are only going to do little bit of photoshop, a Core2Duo Processor would be sufficient.

    Cheers,
    Holl0w :)
  3. dfusco said:
    Yes, but a core 2 will get the job done without any problem.

    Thank you for the response!
  4. holl0w said:
    Hi tmrvc,

    A i7 Processor is significantly faster than a Core2Duo. If you are going to do lots and lots of photoshop, i7 would be my choice(but note that it consumes lots of power and you'll probably find yourself to be near a power plug every once in a few hour). If you are only going to do little bit of photoshop, a Core2Duo Processor would be sufficient.

    Cheers,
    Holl0w :)

    Thank you!
  5. when it comes to light work such as yours, even a cheap pentium dual core would be a great choice, but if your going to be watching high quality videos, make sure to get a nice graphics card
  6. I second Hollow's suggestion.. ( I just upgraded a desktop form core 2 duo e7200 to an i7.. worlds of difference.. but it's all in how you are going to use your computer)
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