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i7 or SSD Which is more

  1. #1


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    i7 or SSD Which is more


    I have a choice between two Win 8 touchscreens. An 8 GB i7 with 1 TB Drive and a 8 GB i5 with 750 GB and 24 Hybrid SSD?

    I don't plan to run any high demand programs. I just want something fast to run the basics with quick boot and quick wake. Which do you think is better the i7 or the i5 machine?

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  2. #2


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Go with the i7, and 1tb drive, and then purchase a SSD 80 gig to run as the OS drive = very fast system. . .

    BTW, "Welcome to the Eight Forums.". . .
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  3. #3


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Go with the i7, and 1tb drive, and then purchase a SSD 80 gig to run as the OS drive = very fast system. . .

    BTW, "Welcome to the Eight Forums.". . .
    Agree with Lee... provided you "can" upgrade the SSD drive. Some manufactures are making upgrading drives difficult. I have a newer Asus Zenbook Prime (UX31A-DH71) and the good news is it has a 256gig SSD drive. The bad news is its a crappy one (Sandisk) that can't be upgraded due to the size and shape - i.e. it is a proprietary drive, with a proprietary connector

    Anyway being that the laptop you're looking at has a standard hard rive, you "should" be able to swap it for an SSD drive. So yeah, I agree with Lee.

    BTW I an i7 is the way to go, that's what I got
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    Thanks for the warm welcome and the very helpful post guys
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  5. #5


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yes, by all means do as Lee says, you can always buy an SSD drive later! Get the i7 first!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    FYI, a Hybrid drive is not an SSD. It does have a small amount of a Solid State memory, and it does improve performance a great deal, but it's not a true SSD and has many compromise points in performance.
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