Xeon or i7?

By hairybeetus ·
Tags: Hardware

I will be picking up a Thinkpad P71 in the next coming days. It will strictly be used for my business which is an eBay and Amazon store and also for gaming. I have two laptops to choose from. Both are refurbed models from Lenovo's Outlet website. The first one has the following specs:

Xeon E3-1535 v6
Nvidia Quadro P5000M
8GB DDR4 2400Mhz SODIMM (will upgrade in the near future to either 16 or 32gb)
500GB 7200RPM SATA 2.5" HD (will upgrade in the near future to 1TB SSD M.2)

The second option has the same specs as the first (including immediate upgrades), but with an i7-7700HQ cpu.

Need to know if I will see much of a performance loss in gaming or day-to-day browser/word processing tasks if I were to go with the i7 vs the Xeon?

Thanks for the input.


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This hardware won't really help you

by Porko1! In reply to Xeon or i7?

1. There is no point in Xeon for regular use
2. Also, Quadro GPUs are beneficial to some specific professional use cases, not gaming or general use
3. What are the prices?

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