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Probook 4540s core i5 vs core i7 and wifi card

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I'll be purchasing a new laptop to run windows on, and I wanted to dual-boot hackintosh it as well. So Probook 4540s seemed obvious. Are there any drawbacks to the core i7 3632qm processor vs the core i5 3230m processor besides price? Any clue if the mobo is different between the two processor models? I couldn't find anything online.

Also, I actually saw these in a store and checked the device manager- the wifi card is a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 b/g/n wifi card. Is this a slightly different build of the laptop that might not require wifi card replacement?
 

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New forum member here.
I'll be purchasing a new laptop to run windows on, and I wanted to dual-boot hackintosh it as well. So Probook 4540s seemed obvious. Are there any drawbacks to the core i7 3632qm processor vs the core i5 3230m processor besides price? Any clue if the mobo is different between the two processor models? I couldn't find anything online.

The i7 will consume more power at load, of course. And the i7 will be faster. But as far as compatibility they are both the same.

Also, I actually saw these in a store and checked the device manager- the wifi card is a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 b/g/n wifi card. Is this a slightly different build of the laptop that might not require wifi card replacement?

AR9485 will not work. You will need to replace it.
 
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