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Re: Question about the Y2P Dual Core processor

2013-12-04, 12:30 PM

i haven't had any complaints about the processor speed in my i7/8/512

I wanted the 512 ssd...so i7 it was!

But seriously, unless you run cad on this machine (and I mean I doubt you would often) doesn't seem like the difference between i7 and i5 will matter a whole lot.

But then again, it was a free laptop from lenovo for me, so I'd feel stupid if I didn't get the highest specs!


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Re: Question about the Y2P Dual Core processor

2013-12-04, 21:35 PM
Hi Y2P_Buyer, can you describe your price match with Discover? What did you say to them?

I too used Discover and would like to maximize savings.


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Re: Question about the Y2P Dual Core processor

2013-12-10, 20:02 PM

The i5 and i7 are indeed the same architechture. As is the i3, the pentiums and the celerons. What happens is basically a lottery, when they make a "batch" of processors some will be almost perfect while others will turn out terrible.

I don't know much about the difference in the 2core processors, but in the 4core ones it'd go like this:

all cores work and can handle hyperthreading? it's an i7

all cores work but can't handle hyperthreading? it's an i5

only 2 of the 4 cores work? it's an i3

not all cores work and the cores aren't stable at the base clock? pentiums and celerons


So, whatever the case is, do not doubt an i7 is better than an i5.



Also, there are indeed laptop CPUs with 4 cores, but they also consume twice the power which means a much shorter battery life. It makes sense for lenovo to pick a 2 core solution, otherwise this laptop might not even last 3h.

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