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    Default Difference between mobile i3 vs i5

    More specifically i3-6100U vs i5-6200U

    Is there any noticeable difference?

    I don't see anything except i5 has turbo boost for upto 0.5GHz extra speed.

    I need a laptop for small scale programming and developing work. The heaviest things I might use are Visual Studio and PHPStorm.

    Is it worth to spend the extra 5-8k to get the i5?

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    get i3 one and take SSD with 5k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoMoN.Khan View Post
    get i3 one and take SSD with 5k.
    ^this

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    ^this
    I third that i guess. ☺

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    Man, Intel has really started to sell snake oil. A whole CPU lineup only for turbo boost, and that is in a mobile processor where turbo will surely overheat the CPU and get lowered down fast. Go for the i3.

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    i think i noticed performance difference for visual studio 2013/ 2010 or heavy browsing when using 3rd gen lappy core i3 or i5... but thats 3 years ago... now situation might be different. the i3+ssd suggestion looks good. get 15.6 cheap laptop if possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousTaher View Post
    i think i noticed performance difference for visual studio 2013/ 2010 or heavy browsing when using 3rd gen lappy core i3 or i5... but thats 3 years ago... now situation might be different. the i3+ssd suggestion looks good. get 15.6 cheap laptop if possible
    Until 4th generation turbo boost was upto 1 GHz extra speed. From 5th gen it's 0.5 GHz.

    I'd probably get 14" rather than 15.6" for the extra portability.

    - - - Updated - - -

    These are the models available with i3 6100U in Ryans

    https://www.ryanscomputers.com/HP-14-AC130T-8135
    https://www.ryanscomputers.com/HP-Pavilion-8325
    https://www.ryanscomputers.com/Lenovo-B4180-8620

    Which one would be better?

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    i dont like hp laptops after they officially decided to abandon pc division then the next day decided to keep running the pc division by outsourcing it to some other little companies.

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    i5 here is has HT up to 2.80 (single core) and rest all some.
    http://ark.intel.com/compare/88193,88180

    if price has much difference then get i3.Otherwise i5 is good to go
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    Bought HP i3.

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