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The notebooks running on the latest Intel Core i7 processors, are designed for business and high-end consumer markets for most powerful performance. Combining the speed and power usage, the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors are currently the fastest line of processors from Intel. Our list of best i7 notebooks which also includes the thin and powerful Ultrabooks, cost you more considering their performance and energy efficiency.

The best i7 notebooks are most useful for various kinds of effective media performances and multitasking requirements including the high-end gaming (also 3D) applications and, playing and editing of high-definition/resolution videos and photos.

Specifications and Technologies:
Intel Core i7 processors deploy advanced technologies for faster, smoother, and richer PC and visual experiences with the help of quad cores achieving the processor speed of over 2.5 GHz.

Take a look at some of the significant proprietary processor technologies from Intel incorporated into the i7 processors.

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology is developed to utilize processor resources efficiently and making each processor core work on two tasks (twice the quad) at once letting your laptop experience 8-way smart and effective multitasking.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology is used to automatically boost the processor speed just when required, by adapting to the kind of task performed. This technology makes the processor cores run faster when running slower than the specification limits and the automatic boosting is done when your notebookâ??s operating system requests the highest processor performance state.
Intel Quick Sync Video helps your notebook perform effectively during editing, burning, and sharing of the videos by making use of dedicated media processor.
Intel HD Graphics, especially implemented in 3rd generation Intel processors, integrates the graphics engine and media processing for a better (3 times than the previous generation) gaming experience - without the cost of buying a separate graphics card.

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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 2015

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)





Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T
MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P25W-C2300-4K
Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T
MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P25W-C2300-4K
Release Date
Sep 2015
Jul 2015
Feb 2015
Sep 2015
Processor Type
Intel Core i7-4770HQ
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
Intel Core i7-6500U
15.4 inches, Widescreen, 2880 x 1800
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 3840 x 2160
18.4 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
12.5 inches, Widescreen, 3840 x 2160
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD, Flash storage
512 GB, SSD
Dual 128GB,n/a,Dual mSATA SSD
256 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB
8 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4770HQ
2.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-4720HQ
2.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-4720HQ, 2.6-GHz Intle Core i7-4720HQ processor
2.5 GHz, Intel Core i7-6500U
Laptop Type
Media, Business, Small Business, Desktop Replacement, SSD, Flash storage
Desktop Replacement
General Purpose, Ultraportable, Tablet, Small Business

  • The latest Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display gets a Force Touch trackpad and better battery capacity than its predecessor, but it faces stiff competition.

  • Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops.

  • - The highlight, of course, is its Retina Display, which is a 15.4in IPS affair with a stunning resolution of 2,880 x 1,800 – that’s 220ppi.
    - Getting to the glass touchpad, meanwhile, it’s still the best we’ve used, rivalled only by the cream of the Windows laptop crop.

  • The Asus Zenbook Pro UX501J-DS71T is a premium desktop-replacement laptop that not only offers category-leading performance in most tests, but does so for a very affordable price.

  • The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J offers a 4K display, great performance and excellent audio in an attractive package.

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    You want a laptop that looks nice. Asus understands that. That’s why the company has tried so hard to build a better MacBook. The ZenBook line has given birth to many beautiful, powerful, desirable machines that offer PC people a chance to preen—even when they’re surrounded by MacBooks at their local cafe.

  • The MSI GT80 Titan SLI is a powerful gaming laptop, and the first we've seen with a mechanical keyboard, but top performance doesn't quite overcome a hulking, awkward design.

  • With its face-melting performance, a fantastic mechanical keyboard and upgrade-friendly chassis, the MSI GT80 Titan SLI is the gaming laptop to beat.

  • This is the fastest gaming laptop we’ve ever tested thanks to top-notch components in every department, and its mechanical keyboard makes the typing experience better than every competitor. It’s big and heavy, though, and painfully expensive. Alternative configurations with the same chassis offer better value but overall this is still an aspirational product for the privileged few - the rest of us will have to make do with lugging our PCs round to LAN parties.

  • The Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P25W-C2300-4K is a powerful convertible-hybrid laptop with a brilliant 4K display, but it makes a few compromises in the name of portability.

Check out the comparison of different versions of third generation Intel Core processors.

Configuration/ProcessorIntel Core i3Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
Cores supported244
Maximum supported Cache3MB6MB8MB
Processor speedUp to 3.3 GHzUp to 3.2 GHzUp to 3.7 GHz
Dedicated graphicsYesYesYes
Instruction set64-bit64-bit64-bit

Cache (pronounced 'cash') is a temporary memory space and more cache means more memory on your laptop's processor for programs to perform multitasking.
Instruction set conveys the amount or size of data it can handle at once; and 64-bit architecture can effectively work when your laptop's internal memory (RAM) is more than 4GB.

Top 5 i7 laptop of 2016:

  1. Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
  2. Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T
  3. MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
  4. Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P25W-C2300-4K