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Windows 7: Looking to upgrade laptop CPU

29 Sep 2012   #11
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There are really no 'high performance' laptops. If you really want performance, get a desktop. The laptops are too small to deal with the heat problems of high performance CPUs and GPUs.
Well, there are quite a few "high performance" laptops. The cost of miniaturization is pretty friggin high though, as a general rule of thumb they cost more than twice of a desktop with same specs.


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29 Sep 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There are really no 'high performance' laptops. If you really want performance, get a desktop. The laptops are too small to deal with the heat problems of high performance CPUs and GPUs.
Well, there are quite a few "high performance" laptops. The cost of miniaturization is pretty friggin high though, as a general rule of thumb they cost more than twice of a desktop with same specs.
There are laptops with i7s and 1GB GPUs - but when you look at the specs you will discover that those have much lower clock speeds than the equivalent desktop units.

Now that may not matter a lot for the day to day work, but when it comes to e.g. video encoding or fast games, it will make a difference.
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01 Oct 2012   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Se7enMakers View Post
Wow, really sucks. Just purchased this laptop about 2 weeks ago and wanted to upgrade CPU.
Why does that suck? If you purchased the laptop, why didn't you buy one that met your needs?

That's like buying a Mini Cooper and then complaining two weeks later that you can't tow your boat with it.
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