Updated on 2 August 2013 by

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.

Check out our list of best i7 laptops top rated by some of the best laptop reviewers around the web.






MSI Slim GS70
Sony VAIO Pro 13
Dell Alienware 17(June 2013)
Razer Blade 14
MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop
ASUS G750JX-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop
Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP13215PXS Touchscreen Ultrabook
Dell Alienware 17 Laptop
Razer Blade 14-Inch Laptop
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Processor Type
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Intel Core i7
Intel Core i7
Intel Core i7
Intel Core i7
17.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
17.3 in. LED backlight
13.3 in. Capacitive Touchscreen LED Backlight Technology
17.3 in. WLED HD+ Anti-Glare
14.0 in. HD LED backlight
Hard Drive
1256 GB, HDD, SSD
1024 GB 5400 rpm HDD, 256 GB SSD
256GB mSATA Boot + 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM)
Installed Memory
16 GB
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8 Professional
Windows 8
Windows 8
Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz, 2.4 MHz, Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Quad-Core Core i7 2.4 GHz
Dual Core Core i7 1.8 GHz
Core i7 3 GHz
Quad Core Core i7 2.2 GHz
Laptop Type
Thin and Light Laptop, Gaming, Gaming Ultraportable
Gaming laptop
Gaming laptop
Thin and Light Laptop, Gaming laptop
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.2 stars

Buying tips to find the Best i7 Laptop of 2016

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.

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