I am planning to buy a new laptop these days and for that I am searching for online user reviews etc. these days.
Laptops that I have shortlisted includes HP Envy 6 which is an ultra-book and have an Intel® Core™ i5-3317U Processor However while searching reviews I found it written somewhere stating this these low powered processor are actually a big setback for performance having an ultra-book (low powered) i5 processor will give you performance like a normal i3 or even worst.
Being worried about that i searched for little knowledge for ultra book I found contradicting statements as on Intel's site it states:
Why settle for the machine you have, when Ultrabook™ 2 in 1 offers so much more? Convert it, touch it, wake it in a flash. Multitask with blazing fast performance, access files in a snap, use it all day long...and enjoy peace of mind with built-in security.
And on Wikipedia it also says:
Ultrabook is a specification and brand developed by Intel for a class of high-end subnotebooks which are designed to feature reduced bulk without compromising performance and battery life. They use low-power Intel Core processors…
Now beside what I read I myself is also confused whether something that is low-powered would actually produce similar performance results as its normal powered counterpart? If yes than why we have normal powered processors out there.
Question in one sentence:
Does these Ultra book low-powered processors gives Low Performance results as compared to their counter parts i.e. an Ultrabook i5 is not equal to a Normal i5 ?