Guys, I need some advice here. I already own a SP3 i5 128 which I soon will replace as I will be handed a SP4 at work (lucky me!). I am very happy with the SP3 and it does everything I need. I have to options for my new SP4: i5 - 256 - 8GB i7 - 512 - 16GB (the other HW-options are not on the menu) Reasons why I am considering the i5: It is basically all I need. Reasons why I am considering the i7: The usual urge for more. 16GB is nice for an occasional WM which can be handy in my work. It will have to last for work and personal use for three years, so I try to plan a little bit ahead here. The plan was to get the i7, but I am a little bit hesitant as I am aware of the SP3 down throttling issues for the i7 version. I am not a gamer so game performance is irrelevant, I just need a fairly powerful laptop that will last me three years. Will downthrottling make the i7 useless or is this issue mainly solved now? Any advice and thoughts are highly appreciated.