i5 8250 vs i7 4702mq

Mar 28, 2018
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I'm out for a new laptop after my previous one was stolen.
I'm usually pretty good at choosing hardware but I'm stuck between an i5-8250u in a $850 laptop with 8GB ddr4, NVIDIA 940MX and 256 gb ssd and the i7-4702mq in refurb laptop selling @350$ with intel HD 4600, 16GB ddr3 and 256GB ssd..
I do some light gaming but main focus is for Cinema 4d, after effects and premier pro
Considering the really big price difference, which should I get?
 

Lutfij

Splendid
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I'd choose the i5 over the i7 simply because of the generation difference and it also looks like you do your work as a professional thus the snappiness would be a good thing to have when you deal with a dedicated GPU, DDR4 ram and an 8th gen processor at your disposal.
 

Lutfij

Splendid
Moderator
I'd choose the i5 over the i7 simply because of the generation difference and it also looks like you do your work as a professional thus the snappiness would be a good thing to have when you deal with a dedicated GPU, DDR4 ram and an 8th gen processor at your disposal.
 

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