Waiting for 8th gen Intels i7 processors?

Discussion in 'Which Laptop should I buy?' started by Timoriss, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Timoriss

    Timoriss

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    Hey,

    I was planning to buy this Acer Aspire 7 for school and video editing purposes.

    https://www.laptopshop.be/product/780773/acer-aspire-7-a715-71g-71hs-azerty.html

    (15,6 inch-Intel Core i7-7700HQ-8 GB RAM-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050)

    When surfing on the internet, I saw that Intel released its 8th generation i7 CPU's.
    New laptops with these CPUs are coming out in september/october/...

    Should I wait 2/3 months, and buy the Medion Erazer P6689 instead?

    http://www.medion.com/de/unternehme...Core_Prozessoren_der_achten_Generation_DE.pdf

    (15,6 inch-Intel Core i7-i7-8550U- 16 GB RAM-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050)​

    Is it worth the wait because of the processor? School starts in two weeks, and a laptop could be handy..

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Timoriss, Sep 8, 2017
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    Travis Kidraiki

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    Hey Timoriss,

    Core wise. 7th gen has a higher 2800MHz base working frequency with 3800MHz Turbo boost. 8th Gen has a lower base clock speed of 1800MHz and Turbo boost of 4000MHz. Boost is short term. 8th gen on the other hand has much lower power consumption of 15 W vs 7th gen 45 W.

    If I understand correctly, not able to read Belgium. Medion has a max RAM of 32 GB and video card is GeForce GTX 1050? They are very similar but P6689 has a higher capacity storage SDD of 512 GB

    But as I understand they start from the lowest spec and work up to. Depends what the end price will be compared to Acer.

    Hope this helps.

    Travis
     
    Travis Kidraiki, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:18 AM
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