HI, To put it another way.......
There are many different speeds of I7.
a Laptop I7 will run slower than a desktop I7 due to the design of the CPU.
It uses much less power and the laptop CPU cooling system is very limited compared to desktop CPU cooling systems.
The fastest laptop will never be as fast as a desktop.
Then we factor in other factors, Such as Video card speed and hard drive speed. many laptops use a 5400RPM drive to save power, in terms of speed, generalizing now.
Slowest to fastest hard drives
15,000 RPM (Mainly servers)
My laptop boots fast because I used a SSD drive in it. However that has no effect beyond booting fast, loading programs fast, The CPU is still the same old dual core it always was.
Hope this helps
Edited by rotor123, 24 May 2013 - 09:10 PM.