Hp i5 vw. hp i7

Hello,
I am shpping for a new laptop and am not a tekie. There are two I am looking at-- one has an i5-460M Dual core with 2.53 GHz. The other is an i7-720M Quad Core with a 1.6 GHz. What is the difference?
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  1. What is your budget? How do you use the laptop? Fill out the FAQ thread at the top of the forum here and we can find something for you.
  2. Real world difference isn't going to be huge. The i7 will have an advantage in multithreaded apps, but otherwise it will be close. Here's some benchmarks: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html
  3. mikeWidd said:
    Hello,
    I am shpping for a new laptop and am not a tekie. There are two I am looking at-- one has an i5-460M Dual core with 2.53 GHz. The other is an i7-720M Quad Core with a 1.6 GHz. What is the difference?


    Hi there,

    Since you aren't a technie, I assume you won't be doing much programming on your laptop. Will you be playing a lot of games? If not, the i5 should definitely be sufficient for most other purposes.

    Cheers,
    Isabella
    MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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