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Windows 7: Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

21 Mar 2015   #11
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The priorities in Laptop design are small size, low weight, low power consumption, and reasonable price. Anything that seriously compromises those priorities must be sacrificed. A high performance CPU will consume more power and generate more heat which is difficult to dissipate in the confined space of a laptop. Those are the laws of physics. It must be sacrificed. To meet the design priorities laptop CPUs tend to be at the lower end of the performance range. The same applies to the video system. Desktop CPUs are not so constrained and can provide higher performance with fewer problems.


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21 Mar 2015   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post

Frankly folks, will my laptop be any faster if I removed the current hard disk and put in a SSD? Ypu ccan find the full set of spcifications here: Dell XPS 15z Notebook Laptop specs
An SSD is usually the best upgrade you can make to improve "snappiness" and overall satisfaction.


BUT:

1: You now have a 7200 rpm hard drive, not the slower 5400 rpm drive that is typically found in portable machines. Although there is not a night and day difference between the two.

2: An SSD will NOT help in many operations. You would notice clear-cut improvements in boot time and application opening time, but may otherwise be underwhelmed. CPU horsepower is still critical and you have a Shetland pony, rather than a quarter-horse or thoroughbred---neither of which are found in notebooks for the reasons LMiller7 noted.

3: SSDs are very expensive relative to hard drives. I don't know how much space you need, but a similar size replacement for your 750 GB hard drive will cost you at least $250 or $300.

You need to decide how much of an aggravation your low performance is and whether or not you are willing to move to another class of machine that places more emphasis on performance, rather than small size, low heat, long battery life, etc. There's not much you can do beyond an SSD with what you have right now and even that change may be inadequate.
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22 Mar 2015   #13
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

LMiller7 and ignatzatsonic, a wealth of information there.

I guess I'll wait till my desktop machine becomes unbearable then I'll look for a 64 bit machine with a top of the line processor and lots of RAM
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