I5 or i7 for lightroom/little games? It's true the throttling problem?

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  1. Salvo

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    Hi, i am new and i am near to buy a surface pro 4.
    I need the computer for import photos into lightroom, make some fix and export them to whatsapp, facebook or import again in my main pc desktop.
    I wanna a daily machine for this and surface give me also pen.
    I doubt about 3 things:
    1) what is better i5 or i7? (The conifg will have 8gb and 256gb )
    2) it is true the throttling problem or microsoft fixed it?
    3) It is a good idea take 12" or go to other device with 13"and more?
     
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    The i5 could easily handle your photo editing and tasks you listed but the i7 is definitely faster and also comes with the higher-end iris graphics on chip. This will allow you to handle better games and graphics related tasks. I find the size of the SP4 more than adequate for professional design use and web development.
     
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    Do you think that the i5 will be more cold than i7?.
    I refund the i7 for excessive warm and hot

    Dall' Inferno con furore
     
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    I would stick with the I-5 sp4 as it will do everything you need, I use mine a lot for quick edits of photos and do touch ups with the pen... does a great job
     
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    Have you found it hot with photo editing or big cpu works?
    How many hours is the battery life?

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    5.5 hours is standard for SP4. Even SP3 gets the same battery life. Battery hasn't really changed in real world use for a while.
     

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