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I soon gonna need a new laptop to use Visual Studio 2010 professional and SQL Server 2008.

I don't know if gonna buy a notebook with processor Core i5 or i7.

Which processor should I use?

// Fullmetalboy

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closed as off topic by slhck, nhinkle Jun 21 '11 at 19:46

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Please take a look at the FAQ before you post. This question is a shopping recommendation and therefore considered off-topic here. –  slhck Jun 21 '11 at 19:43
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for a more generic guide to how you can figure out for yourself what hardware to choose, please read how do I know what hardware to buy to meet my needs. Specific shopping recommendations are not permitted on Super User though, as @slhck explained. –  nhinkle Jun 21 '11 at 19:48
    
Not to forget our excellent blog post about the very same subject. –  slhck Jun 21 '11 at 19:51

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Well, it all depends. An i7 is going to outperform the i5. Do you want a faster (at compiling, etc) machine or do you want $$ to spend on other things? Of course, once you buy that laptop, the only feasible way to upgrade the CPU is to get a new(er) one.

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