Alienware 13 CPU question

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Nomi92, Nov 23, 2016.

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  1. Nomi92

    Nomi92 Notebook Consultant

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    I plan on getting the QHD, 16 gb RAM. My question is, is the i7 worth the price or should I opt for a i5?

    Also, would you recommend me waiting of the first batch to role out to see if the heating issue persists with the alienware 13 like the 15? The problem is I don't live in the USA and will have someone traveling bring it for me.

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  2. Arvindr56789

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    The i5 will throttle the GPU IMO.

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  3. Nomi92

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    Really, I thought there wasn't much difference.
     
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    The difference isn't as big, but you will notice it when playing processor-intensive games.
     
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    Go for the i7 so that you don't need to repent when i5 throttles in cpu intensive apps.
     
  6. Nomi92

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    Alright, thanks guys. And do you think I should wait?
     
  7. J.Dre

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    The only thing you may want to wait for are sales. There should be Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales coming, and then Holiday sales after that.
     
  8. Nomi92

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    Yes I was trying to find sales but it doesn't look like there is any one the 13 r3. Hope I find one though!
     
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