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i5-4200M or i7-4700MQ?

#1StarksPosted 10/30/2013 9:24:53 AM
Does it really matter which one I get if the laptop in question already has SLI 750M?
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#2DragnfyrPosted 10/30/2013 10:08:09 AM
You'll probably want the MQ since it's a quad core.
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#3Starks(Topic Creator)Posted 10/30/2013 10:34:10 AM
I know... coming from a 2630QM with 8 threads is hard

But would there be any appreciable gains in the machine's miserable battery life by going with the lower TDP of the i5?
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#4DragnfyrPosted 10/30/2013 10:36:17 AM
There probably would be a minor battery life increase but a dual core would defeat the point of getting SLI 750M's in the first place.
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