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Old 06-10-2013, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to college this summer, in August. I've been looking into getting a new laptop for college and so far the one I've been looking at is the Asus UX51-VZ, as it has a good balance between portability, performance, and graphics that I'm looking for. However, I know Intel's Haswell architecture has just come out, but isn't available in any Asus Ultrabooks yet. As of now, I have no computer for use at home so I'm leaning towards getting my new laptop now. But, are the benefits of Haswell over Ivy Bridge really that significant that I should wait until it is released in more laptops?
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The biggest thing Haswell brings to the table over Ivy is battery life.
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So computing power isn't significantly better?
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Computing power hasnt changed much since the core 2 chips came out. It's been a run for better battery life for years now, especially since the quad core chips became mainstream.
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Computing power hasnt changed much since the core 2 chips came out. It's been a run for better battery life for years now, especially since the quad core chips became mainstream.
That is just not true.

The newer Nehalem/Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge/Haswell Intel chips are significantly faster than the Core 2 chips, plus the newer chipsets support SATA3, USB3, and PCI 3.
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Computing power hasnt changed much since the core 2 chips came out. It's been a run for better battery life for years now, especially since the quad core chips became mainstream.
Wow, computing power is certainly NOT measured solely based on frequency speeds. There's a lot more factors that come into play.
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So would I notice a huge difference between an Ivy-Bridge i7 and a Haswell i7?
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So would I notice a huge difference between an Ivy-Bridge i7 and a Haswell i7?
Not in performance, no, Though the integrated GPU is notably better and the battery life is improved.
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Not in performance, no, Though the integrated GPU is notably better and the battery life is improved.
But since the laptop I'm looking at has a dedicated GPU (Nvidia GT 650M 2GB) it wont matter right?
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