Hello, I am looking to customise a Sony Vaio s-series but am unsure about which customisation to go with:
1) Core i7-620M processor, 500 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm), 8 gig RAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M 512MB (£1220 or £1198 with 6 gig RAM)
2) Core i5-540M processor, 500 GB Serial ATA (7200 rpm), 8 gig RAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M 512MB (£1168)
Is there much of a difference between the i7-620M and the i5-540M. Is it worth sacrificing on hard drive speed (and possibly RAM) for this faster processor? Or maybe its not a sacrifise at all; would a a 7200 rpm drive get too hot and noisy? Maybe I should get the slower processor AND the slower drive!?
I am a Computer Science student and will be using the laptop for programming in Java and C, as well as for general use (music, video etc).