Performance to go: Intel Core i7 laptops
Looking for an Intel Core i7 laptop? You're not alone. Millions of PCs around the world are powered by Intel's Core brand of advanced multi-core processors, and among the best and fastest of them is the i7. That's why we've published this webpage – to help you shop, every model listed here is a Lenovo Core i7 laptop.
There's good reason to buy a Core i7 laptop. First, the i7 is on the high end of Intel's Core CPU hierarchy, offering faster speeds and more advanced features than most models in Intel's value-focused Core i3 series or mainstream Core i5 series. The Core i7 is Intel's "performance" line, making it a logical choice for laptop buyers seeking top-rated processor but who don't need the absolute fastest speeds or highest core counts. [For those users, there's the Core i9 series, a favorite of gamers, number-crunchers and tech enthusiasts alike.]
What makes a Core i7 laptop the right choice for you? There are lots of highly technical reasons, but here's a simplified list of the Core i7 CPU's most frequently cited benefits:
• Core count: The Core i7 series has a higher maximum core count (eight) than the i3 and i5 chips.
• Hyper-threading: Complementing the extra cores, there's hyper-threading (multiplying overall processing capability).
• Cache: With larger cache allotments than the other chips, a Core i7 CPU can help keep more programs and processes running at one time.
Another reason consumers buy laptops with Core i7 processors is to give themselves room to grow. It's not uncommon for a popular software program or app to be upgraded and suddenly require a higher-level CPU or other component than the previous version. While there's no such thing as a "future-proof" purchase, buying a laptop with faster processor than you currently need – or with more cores, or some other advanced feature -- can help prepare you for these unexpected changes.
Lenovo's best i7 laptops
Lenovo prides itself on a broad product line-up that offers something for everyone, from the home-office user to the corporate analyst to the professional video editor or competitive gamer. That's why we use powerful Core i7 processors in all of our most popular laptop brands:
• Business-ready ThinkPad models: The most famous name in laptop technology
• Stylish IdeaPad ultraportables: Light and powerful – and with good looks, too
• Flexible Yoga 2-in-1s: The laptop that flips into tablet and back again
• Legion gaming laptops: Systems for gamers seeking a competitive edge
• Mobile workstations: Top-of-the-line processing for demanding applications
If you're looking for a new laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor, you've come to the right place. From ThinkPad and Yoga to IdeaPad and Legion, there's sure to be an i7 model that's perfect for your needs.