Originally Posted by aman74
Newer, faster processors and IGPs. Haswell isn't just for battery life.
Just how much faster are these new processors? Intel's new processors have been getting smaller and more power efficient, the speed upgrade over my 2nd generation quadcore isn't big enough to warrant an upgrade. In fact my 2nd or 3rd generation i7 dualcore in my laptop isn't faster than my quadcore (not a fair comparison, laptop vs desktop though). On paper my laptop is faster when it switches to turbo speed/1 core but in reality, these new cpu's have been hovering below the 4gz mark for 5 years now (with the exception of some AMD chips). Faster? Really?
I will admit that I haven't gone to Tom's hardware and looked at the benchmarks yet (I have a Q9550, not overclocked but it used to be overclock at 3.4ghz before I crashed my bios in Feb. But I saw that it could go much higher when I had to google how to overclock it again.)
Originally Posted by grantbbee
I wish I did that instead of a MB Pro.
I always hated the keyboard and the lack of a dedicated delete AND backspace key on them (I went Mac only for 3 months in Korea, it was my roommates). I would have to go with a iMac or Mac Pro myself.
I have to take that back about the new chips being faster, my pc failed to overclock to 3.41 ghz again; and I put it back down to 2.8ghz. There's goes an excuse to get an i7 & ddr3 motherboard + ram.