So, now that the i7's have been released and people have had time to play and compare them, can anyone give me a good comparison of how the 8gb versions of the i5 and i7 perform? Surely one of you out there have spent time with both units??? I am coming from a Surface Pro 1, which I loved, but the SP3 is an upgrade on all levels. I opted for the i7, 256gb and am MOSTLY in love with the SP3. MOSTLY. I only have a few issues. One, the unit does get very warm during CPU intensive things and the fan will kick into Turbo. Yes, even at Turbo the fan is quiet. It appears to be very efficient as within minutes of the intensive process ending, the unit will cool and the fan goes off. I have not ever had the unit power off or give the thermometer error message others have received. But have read that this has affected some people and that is a concern. I have noticed the fan come on and the unit heat up while sitting idle--it has something to do with some background processes that run and peak the cpu. It's curious, and a bit annoying, but I can handle it. I have read that the i5 also has had heat issues but thinking it is not quite as much. So, Question 1: What are the differences in heating/cooling performance between the i5 and i7? I'm still in the process of testing my battery, and it's a big improvement over the SP1 which makes me happy, but have experienced unusual drains and getting more like 5-6 hours battery. Although, one time, got more like 8 hours doing sames things with same settings. Anyway, I can live with it as is, but my Question 2: What is a realistic idea of battery life between the i5 and i7? Lastly, and I've asked this before, Question 3: What are the differences in performance of moderate tasks between the i5 and i7? I am a graphic design student so will be using this for all of my school work which entails a lot of work in the Adobe programs. Like I said, I am MOSTLY in love with my 256, i7 SP3. And, I'm pretty much ready to put any doubts aside and just love all of the SP3. But, if someone who has had these in hand can tell me that the i5 doesn't have the heating issues, gets better battery life, can handle all the processing tasks that I need, AND is $250 cheaper--the i7 just may go back.