Assuming I choose the "same" processor (let's say an i7) and the same SSD, can the performance of a laptop machine equal that of a desktop machine?
I say "same" (quotes) processor because I guess mobile and desktop processors are never the same: different power consumption profiles, etc.
Maybe this question boils down to:
- Can I get equally fast RAM for laptops as I can for desktops?
- Can I get a mobile chipset with equally fast bus speeds (memory and SSD) as on the desktop?
Or, do desktops still ultimately win at performance? If so, how big a difference are we talking about?
EDIT: OK, this was my first question here, and I might have misjudged the community a little. I'm grateful for the answers already received, but they're a bit more vague than I expected. The question was put on-hold as "primarily opinion-based" when my expectation was for cold, hard, facts. I take the blame; my question was obviously too vague itself. So I'll try to restate a more specific version...
Do desktop-only chipsets exist (x64-compatible) that offer performance that no mobile chipset can match? If so, what sort of percentage difference exists between the best desktop-only chipset and the best mobile chipset?