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What Is the Difference between the Intel Core i5 and the Intel Core M?

I own a HP Pavilion DM4 3013CL laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB of Ram.  I recently purchased an Acer Switch 12 SW5-271, a 2-in-1, 12-inch laptop / tablet, with an Intel Core M and 4 GB of Ram.

I use them primarily for email, web browsing, watching Netflix, some Word and Excel, and some light-weight games.

For me, the biggest difference is the Acer Switch 12 stays cool and does not burn my lap.

ProcessorSpeedLaptop HeatFanBattery Life
i5No obvious differenceGets hot after an hour of useYes. Loud.2 to 3 hours.
MNo obvious differenceStays CoolNo.4 to 5 hours.

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