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Re: Thinkpad Helix i5 vs. i7

2013-05-05, 5:11 AM

Although this CPU/RAM combination has not been specifically confirmed, we should apparently expect customizable hardware, so it's likely. See my last post in the Helix release date thread.

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Re: Thinkpad Helix i5 vs. i7

2013-05-12, 17:41 PM
Is it necessary to get 8 gb when it is already DDR3 ram with SSD? The boost should be minimal. Is there someone that actually compared two similar devices?
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Re: Thinkpad Helix i5 vs. i7

2013-05-12, 17:58 PM
There was someone up above that stated he did some performance tests between the two, that there was minimal difference.

I am curious also about the USB 3.0 dock, if its worth it or a better use of $$ to just get a USB 3.0 hub from Monoprice.
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Re: Thinkpad Helix i5 vs. i7

2013-05-12, 23:21 PM

the benefits of more RAM (i.e. 8 GB) has been discussed to death on tabletpc.com. It is generally agreed that 8 GB RAM is good for GPU intensive applications (i.e. reading two or three large pdf files).

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i5 vs i7 and 4gb vs 8gb ram

2013-05-12, 10:13 AM

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Re: i5 vs i7 and 4gb vs 8gb ram

2013-05-12, 23:26 PM

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Re: Thinkpad Helix i5 vs. i7

2013-05-12, 23:55 PM

I believe the 8 gb of ram is more important for me as I intend to use this almost exclusively with Corel Painter 12.  I was told that the performance difference between the i5 and i7 is not that significant.  So I hope they make the configuration of 8 gb ram with the i5 available soon.

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Re: Thinkpad Helix i5 vs. i7

2013-11-02, 23:06 PM

How speedy would the i7  Helix be with video editing?   I'm not sure how the Intel HD 4000 Graphics stack up to the Quadro 1000m of my W520

 

I'm currently using the Lenovo W520 (heavy workstation laptop) with PowerDirector 12 (Windows 8.1, SSD hard drive)

 

Would the Helix be WAy slower for editing videos or keep up?

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Re: Thinkpad Helix i5 vs. i7

2013-11-02, 23:29 PM
The helix won't keep up with the W520. The intel integrated GPU also exists on your W520, the version on the Helix is only slightly faster. So test your system on the intel integrated GPU this way you can evaluate the suitability of the intel GPU. However also note the w520 you got is quad core and helis is only low voltage dual core.
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Re: Thinkpad Helix i5 vs. i7

2013-11-03, 3:02 AM

Good point, I forgot about the Quad core.   I'll hold off and see how the new pending w540 feels.   PowerDirector 12 can take advantage of mutli graphics card GPU's.  The 540 has to be slightly less bulky/heavy feeling than the 520.  I don't mind the new 10 keypad addition off center full size keyboard.   I'll be using it via Docking station most of the time. 

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