Sandy Bridge i7 processor

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    Jun 15, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    I need help from a technically literate computer enthusiast. I am in the market for a new laptop, I've selected the retailer its just that Im having a hard time justifying the CPU cost/benefit perspective.

    There are 2 proccessors that interest me currently however the latter is a $500 premium over the other and according to the PassMark - CPU Mark on CPU Benchmark the performance is marginal. I want to know isthe i7 sandy bridge 2920XM (extreme edition) overkill vs. 2820QM?

    Both are quad core, core speed is clocked at 2.5 GHz for the extreme edition vs. 2.3 GHz for the 2820qm model. I've heard that Nvidia is releasing a 580m GTX video card soon. Is it worth waiting for the new 22nm video cards? I'm not dire need of a replacement although the current laptop that I use is rather heavy and bulky. I need something a bit more compact, consumes less power, somewhat future proof. Not big into pc gaming however video editing is a possibility.
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    Jun 16, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    5ebastian saidNot big into pc gaming however video editing is a possibility.


    I'd say go the less expensive route. You should have plenty of horse power for the video editing. If you're editing HD video, I'd recommend using a desktop for a more pleasant experience. Otherwise, either system is a good choice. If you're a causal pc user, then it won't buy you much.
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    Jun 16, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    thx man, :-)
    what kinda attracts me to a faster processor is the fact that Im gonna need more processing speed to watch 3D blurays. A lot of Nvidia's new GPUs support 3D 1080p Matte Finish LED screens. Ive looked at Asus, but Im leaning towards Sager. Its always been a reliable fit for me. I do some gaming but most of the time I wanna edit my own home movies encoded in HD.