I am going to buy Dell studio 15 (T540613IN8), HM 55 chipset, 4GB
DDR3 RAM, 500GB 7200RPM SATA, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 1GB.
The confusion I am facing is with processors either to go for intel
core i5 460M or intel core i7 740-QM.
I have some queries regarding intel core i7 740-QM
1) As chipset with this configuration is intel HM 55, what will be
the consequences if I go for intel core i7 740-QM processor ?
(since intel site says that this particular core i7 processor is
compatible with intel PM 55 chipset.)
2) intel core i7 740 power dissipation is 45 Watts (as compared to 35
W with intel core i5 460-M).
Will there be any heating issue involved with core i7 if I go with
this existing configuration ?
Will 6-cell lithium ion battery is sufficient for core i7 processor
(or I have to go for extra 9 cell lithium ion battery ?)
3) I want to use my laptop for development and education purpose
(which includes programming with matlab, scilab, running different
virtualization environment using both windows and linux, running
computation specific softwares, internet browsing etc.) and not for
So which processor will be the right choice for me ?
Please suggest !