I have a Toshiba laptop that has an i7-3630QM. 4 cores, 8 threads. The laptop can last forever, but I need a few hours of battery life. Battery replacements are pretty much none. I’m debating between an i7-HQ (workhorse) or i7-U (longer battery life/it’s 2-cores, 4 threads).

If I want the i7-HQ, I’ll need to consider mostly used laptops in the $750 price range I’m looking at. Everything else has in the range has an i7-6500U. These 2-core, 4 thread processors are something I am afraid won’t last as long as the HQ counterpart in regards. If you have a laptop with an i7-6500U (or 7500U), how’s it going for you? What’s it like? I could care less about HDD/SSD performance. How old is your laptop?

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I’m sad. Toshiba doesn’t have a battery replacement for my laptop model anymore and if they did it’d be ridiculously expensive. The one replacement I bought off eBay a year ago is available from a multitude of websites but is of crap quality and stopped working reliably 6 months ago.

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