1. Absolutely! I always find I have to refer to the WIkipedia article on Intel i- range CPUs to study the differences. My i5 ultrabook is nowhere near as fast as my i5 tower, for the exact reasons you state above. It’s deception at its worst.
    Simple answer – you get what you pay for. If it’s a “great deal at $400” then you can assume it’s not a great PC.

  2. Great post, this may have aught me out otherwise.

    I’ve come across the U vs HQ issue before. When I started Wiresmith I bought myself a nice ultra book but before long it kept throttling back at critical times. Never got to whether it was a bug or design (disabled all throttling in the BIOS). I look for that HQ for Dev machines now

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