why do most gaming laptops seem to have a i7 6700hq?

Spycrab

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Every time I look at laptops they always seem to have an i7 6700hq. Why is this? I want something with at least the performance of an i5 6600k.
 

USAFRet

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Heat. There is only so much heat that can be dissipated in a laptop case.
More performance = more heat.

Secondarily, battery life.
More performance = shorter battery life. And that's why you buy a laptop...to run on the battery.
 

USAFRet

Illustrious
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Heat. There is only so much heat that can be dissipated in a laptop case.
More performance = more heat.

Secondarily, battery life.
More performance = shorter battery life. And that's why you buy a laptop...to run on the battery.
 

jaguarskx

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i5-6600k = 91w TDP - running at stockspeed

i7-6500HQ = 45w TDP, but it can be lowered to 35w TDP if it is configured to run below standard speed.



91w is pretty power hungry and produces a lot of heat for laptops.
 
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