Help with DV7 configuration!

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  1. maldo76

    maldo76 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Finnaly got the coupon I wanted.

    Now I need some help to decide, I configured this two DV7 and with the logicbuy coupon of 250 + 150 from HP I come up to the same price on both give or take 5-6dollars. Very different configurations.

    My use:
    I don't game on my computer, I do some video editing but amateur stuff, and I do edit some photos. I multi-task a lot by nature.
    My wife will use a few of her engineering programs and I will use my firms program to follow the stock market and my clients accounts form home.
    I will use HDMI out to watch videos on my TV.
    Music encoding but normal stuff.
    Don't which configuration is a better deal for me or overall to last.

    Here is conf. one:

    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-520M Dual Core processor (2.40GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz
    1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 switchable graphics [HDMI, VGA] - For Dual Core Processors
    6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
    Microsoft(R) Office Starter 2010
    SAVE $20! Norton Internet Security(TM) 2010 - 15 Month Subscription (activation required)
    High Capacity 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard)
    17.3" diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Infinity Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
    Lightscribe Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
    HP TrueVision Webcam and Fingerprint Reader [For BrightView Infinity Display]
    Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth
    Standard Keyboard
    HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope
    Estimated build date: August 30, 2010

    Here is config. 2:

    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    System Recovery DVD with Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Quad Core processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz
    1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 [HDMI, VGA] - For Quad Core Processors
    4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
    Microsoft(R) Office Starter 2010
    No additional security software
    High Capacity 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard)
    17.3" diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Infinity Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
    FREE Upgrade to Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
    HP TrueVision Webcam and Fingerprint Reader [For BrightView Infinity Display]
    Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth
    Standard Keyboard
    HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope
    Estimated build date: August 25, 2010

    Coupons expires tomorrow. What do you think. One has more ram and switchable graffics with the i5 and the other has the i7 and less ram.

    i5-520M vs i7-720QM

    which is a better buy in the long run.
     
  2. f15hp

    f15hp Notebook Consultant

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    Config 2 will the best one for the long run, since you are going be better off with a Quad core even if its 1.6ghz with 4gb of ram is good enough and can upgrade the ram. The i5 2.8ghz is going to be faster for daily use but the quadcore will have more power over all for multitasking.
     
  3. Bullit

    Bullit Notebook Deity

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    I agree with f15hp and i7 can do turboboost so i am not sure even if i5 wins in applications that work in unicore only.
     
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