Waiting for 8th gen Intels i7 processors?

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

  1. Timoriss


    Sep 8, 2017
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    I was planning to buy this Acer Aspire 7 for school and video editing purposes.


    (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?


    (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
  2. Timoriss

    Travis Kidraiki

    Sep 17, 2017
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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 Kidraiki, Sep 18, 2017
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