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  1. jasqid's Avatar
    I have had a Pro 7 i5 for almost a year and use it as my everyday device for work and play. I dock it during work hours to use 9-5. I have had some instances where my i5 gets warm and slows down to a crawl. So I am thinking of "upgrading" to the i7 because it has the internal fan.

    Does anyone have any real world experience between the two to help me out? Was wondering if my expectation meets reality.
    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by jasqid; 02-23-2021 at 10:31 AM. Reason: spelling
    02-23-2021 10:30 AM
  2. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Your logic is sound. I can't personally vouch for it but you'll need to provide more info about your workload for anyone to offer much feedback. What are you doing with it? Are you a developer? What apps are you using? Are you gaming with it? Regardless, the best thing may be to buy the i7 directly from MS so you get the 60-day return policy. That'll give you plenty of time to see for yourself.
    02-24-2021 11:58 AM
  3. jasqid's Avatar
    HI Spicy. Insurance work. Multiple Edge Chrome windows open. Dedicated piece of insurance management software. Teams w/Business Voice, outlook desktop. Sharepoint and OneDrive Syncing, sometimes streaming some news or music via spotify.

    I have been getting some dekstop crashes in DWM.exe from HEATCORE.DLL. Thought it was from overheating but from what I read OneNote causes issue and it may be from the PEN. Which I do use onenote to write notes while on calls too. That seems to be when the crash occurs. Made me think of this post I made to come check for replies.

    I have it plugged into the SD2 with 4K monitors while here at my office. I switched my wife and I both over to SP7 i5 with docks so we could unplug and go. Sit at a customers house and pull up everything we need "in the field" while also having the capability to work anywhere/everywhere. My wife hasn't had the same issue so makes me wonder if I am just pushing the limits.

    Just downloaded a ton of new firmwares and intel drivers yesterday. I hoped it would address it but it didnt.
    02-25-2021 03:02 PM
  4. anon(5327127)'s Avatar
    You could first opt for a nice little usb fan? Try the cheap way to keep heat under control.
    02-26-2021 06:11 AM
  5. anon(5327127)'s Avatar
    P.S. I've owned both an i5 and i7 7 Pro (I now have an i5 7+).

    After watching reviews, especially from Cbutters, I came to the conclusion that there's no real reason to get the i7, over the i5.

    Now... the i5 7+, on the other hand, beats the 7 i7. So... if you're thinking of changing, possibly go for the 7+. I changed the drive on mine to a 1Tb drive (Sourced from a CalDigit Tuff Nano)
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    03-21-2021 05:10 PM

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