Intel Changed the Name of Its Dinkiest Processor and It Will Definitely Confuse You

Buying a laptop with Intel on the inside often boils down to two choices. Do you go with the potent Core i processor like the i5 or i7, or do you save some money (and battery life) and grab the super low powered Core M processor usually reserved for tiny tablets? Core i and Core M, despite both coming from Intel, are very different families of processors and provide very different services to a computer user. So it’s kind of bullshit that Intel, with the release of Kaby Lake
, has quietly changed the name of two Core M processors (the m5 and m7) and is now calling them i5 and i7 processors.

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