I5 or I7 is thet worse in 14 " segment

Hello,
i was wondering is differenc in speed between I5 and I7 huge in peformanc eor not , i.e for programming not for gamming ?
is that logic to use I7 on 14" instead of I5? yes will be more heat and short life , but the performance will jump extraordinary in this segment ,
thanx in advance
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  1. For programming, you will see 0 difference between i5 and i7 unless you compile huge applications like CPU emulators or work with media files.
  2. +1^
    They perform pretty much on par in programming.Unless its a multi-threaded program in which a quad core CPU performs better
  3. thnx for feedback,
    I fully agree with all of you, i bleieve no much difference unless multi-thread.
    however my other concern , if the visibilty to push I7 on 14" segmen, i thnk it is overloading the laptop. and contradict with the purpose of 14" or less for portability and walk around. what you think
  4. That's true,having a quad core CPU in a 14" laptop will result in overheating,and also shorter battery life(compared to i3/i5)
  5. Maziar said:
    That's true,having a quad core CPU in a 14" laptop will result in overheating,and also shorter battery life(compared to i3/i5)


    Depends on the laptop. The manufacturer can compensate with better cooling solutions (more copper) and larger capacity batteries. But again, you get the downside of added weight and increased dimensions. The manu has to figure out what sectors they are trying to target.
  6. Yes but I haven't seen any 14" laptops(with CPUs like i7) without overheating problems.
    The best one is Envy 14 which suffers from overheating.
  7. i agree wuth Maziar, as the all 14" review for performance was buitl on I5 even with some hear concern on I5, as i believe correct me if i wrong.
    the best rates i saw was Envy14, Think T410 and Vostro .however to best suit I7 may be from 15" or higher whihc mena almost station desktop.
    the best i saw till now is the Sony Z, whihc combine all the pros.
    howver i admit with "lostandwandering "that may be in future more porper solution
  8. Maziar said:
    Yes but I haven't seen any 14" laptops(with CPUs like i7) without overheating problems.
    The best one is Envy 14 which suffers from overheating.


    I think that HP tried to do too many things with the Envy 14. They tried to make a thin and light laptop, that had beauty and power to match. And you know deep down that they wanted this thing to compete with the Macbook Pros, you can tell by the styling. Personally, I think if they gave up on the thin and light concept and focuses on the looks and performance, they would have been able to get a better cooling solution onto the CPU.

    More and more people seem to be interested in laptops that are between 13 and 15''. I have a feeling that we will soon see more 14'' laptops that truly cater to "power" users
  9. I sure hope so,although 15" is currently the most popular laptop, but 14" is also good, if manufactures improve the cooling system, we may see better 14" laptops soon.
  10. I do programming with a core 2 duo and my co-workers use core duo up to i7s

    there is almost no difference between them. I prefer the i3s on the laptop since you get the best battery life. I suggest upgrading the RAM
  11. thnx for reply,
    perfect ,so even using i3 and/or i5 will be more than enough for programming, i.e something like Matlab and V.C++ . so i agree with u to power the RAM and fast hard drive
    however is the GPU will have effect ?
  12. GPU doesn't make a noticeable difference in Matlab,C++ etc.The most important components for those tasks are CPU and RAM
  13. So we can summerise the marvelpous brain storm ,

    for programming (i,e C++ Matlab ) CPU + RAM no inout from GPU

    also, there no much difference between i3 or even I7 for this purpose (even we have feedback the core

    2Duo is enough)

    fr 14"segment , the presence of i7 , inspite it add more powerful , it will be loading the system form the point of heat and battery time, evenit will depend on manfacture , but thi is a general conculsion .

    what you think All, kindly feel free to add coment s
    it one of best brin storm
  14. The difference between i3 and i7 is significant, if you want something with a mix of good battery life/performance,look for i5 CPUs
  15. i agree with you,

    i survey for the proper laptop that match with our discussion and nominate those:-

    Dell Vostro 3300 with i5 and dis.graphic, Dell latitude E6410

    HP dm4 and HP Elite 8440

    Thinkbad T410 i5 + Dis. graphic

    Apple Mac Pro 15"

    and Sony Z- series and or S series

    what you think regarding our discussion for programming applications
  16. Between those,MBP 15 will give you the most battery life,whereas others(such as HP Elite 8440) have other specs and are cheaper too.
  17. sure Maziar,
    i really think dm4 and Elite 8840 p is the more decent one specially Elite as it has strong construction
    and will be suitable for the programming purpose

    what you think

    i really think to purchase it with dis, graohic card N Gforce 310M
    then seocnd choice Dm4 with dis graphic
    then Vostro 3300 +i5+dis card
    the lenovo is really higher price as the Mac one
  18. It depends on you.
    Like i said in my last post,HP Elite has the best build quality between them,where as MBP 15 will give you the most battery life.
    However if you are going to only work with Windows and leave OS X aside,then go with the HP elite,its not worth it to purchase a Mac and only work in windows with it(because the battery life in windows is significantly lower than OS X)
  19. Maziar said:
    It depends on you.
    Like i said in my last post,HP Elite has the best build quality between them,where as MBP 15 will give you the most battery life.
    However if you are going to only work with Windows and leave OS X aside,then go with the HP elite,its not worth it to purchase a Mac and only work in windows with it(because the battery life in windows is significantly lower than OS X)



    I'd actually just like to point out that the Vostro 3300 has good build quality. They replaced a lot of the plastics with aluminum. A step in the right direction.
  20. Oh,thanks for pointing that out.So they finally changed it to aluminum.
    I had worked with the older models and it really felt cheap.
  21. Maziar said:
    Oh,thanks for pointing that out.So they finally changed it to aluminum.
    I had worked with the older models and it really felt cheap.


    Yes, the Vostro V13, 3300, 3400, 3500 and 3700 all have aluminum bodies. I kinda like em.
  22. did u see the performance of Vostro 3300 lostandwandering? any comments beside the battery issue

    i like the desigen of Vostro for portability but didnt see it is practise
  23. Performance wise its good, it has good midrange specs
  24. well i have here the 2 configuration that should i buy and kindly need your advice
    1- for Hp Elite
    Configurable - HP EliteBook 8440p Notebook PC
    NU546AV
    Alternate OS
    HP EliteBook 8440p Notebook PC with NVIDIA NVS 3100 graphics with 512 MB dedicated memory
    FreeDOS
    Intel® Core™ i5-560M Processor (2.66 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache, 1066 MHz FSB) 1 Up-to 3.20 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
    Intel Core i5 Label
    no vPro Technology support
    Mobile Intel QM57 Chipset
    14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD+ anti-glare (1600 x 900 resolution)
    NVIDIA NVS 3100, with 512 MB dedicated video memory
    4GB 1333MHz DDR3 (2 DIMM)
    320GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
    DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive
    Full-sized keyboard and enhanced dual pointing devices (touchpad and pointstick) with scroll zone
    HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth® 2.1 Wireless Technology
    Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 (2x2)
    No Modem
    No Fingerprint Sensor
    90W AC Adapter
    HP 6-cell 55WHr Li-Ion Primary Battery
    Limited 1-year warranty Not available with BATT 6C 51Whr Long Life (WF675AV)


    2-for HP dm4
    Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edit
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-580M Dual Core Processor (2.66GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.33GHz edit
    Graphics card 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5470 switchable graphics [HDMI, VGA] edit
    Memory 4GB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm) edit
    Office software Microsoft(R) Office Starter 2010 edit
    Security software No additional security software edit
    Primary battery 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 6.5 hours of battery life +++ edit
    Display 14.0" diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768) edit
    Hard drive 320GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection edit
    Primary optical drive SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support edit
    Personalization HP TrueVision Webcam and Fingerprint Reader edit
    Networking Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth edit
    Keyboard Standard Keyboard
  25. Go with the first one, better build quality with AG screen(which doesn't reflect like glossy ones)
  26. and theperformance will be ok , beside the good build quilty ?
  27. Yes it has great specs.
  28. thnx Maziar,

    i will go for elite ,
    however need opinion regarding mentioned below specs for Vostro 3400. it is aluminum not plastic with mentioned below secs. what you think, will fit for prgramminf need , V.C++ & Matlab
    and relatively to Elite

    Processor:
    Intel Core i5-560M Processor (2.66GHz,Turbo
    Boost 3.33Ghz, Dual Core/4 Threads, 3MB L3
    cache)
    I5560M 1 [317-5636] 2

    Memory:
    4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ, 2
    DIMM
    4GB2D 1 [317-3852] 3

    Hard Drive:
    500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

    Fingerprint Reader with DigitalPersona software

    Display:
    14.0 inch High Definition LED Display (1366 x
    768) with Anti-Glare
    WLED 1 [320-8919]

    Optical Drives:
    8X DVD+/-RW with double-layer DVD+/-R write
    capability, Roxio and Cyberlink PowerDVD™ DX 8.3

    Bluetooth Wireless:
    Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.1 +
    Enhanced Data Rate)
    IN365V 1 [430-3747] 13
  29. here the graphic card is Nividia 310M 512M and it same specs as Vostro 3300 except 14" against 13"
  30. I think I already told you it has a good mid-range specs :)
  31. thnx and sorry
  32. No problem, let us know if you had other questions.
    If money matters,go with the Vostro one, and don't worry.Like i said its a great choice.
  33. thnx Maziar ,

    i got promotion price for lenovo for 10% beside their saving , on 410T and 410Ts , what you think,
    for whatever configuration i can customize, what you think ?
  34. I think the stock specs is enough for your work.
  35. sorry Mazair didnt get ur point ?
  36. If i understood it right,you are asking about a good customization for Lenovo 410T right? if so then the stock config(core i5,320GB HDD,4GB RAM) suffices, if you meant something else then please clarify.
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