Intel recently released their 8th generation of mobile Kaby Lake R CPUs, in this video I want to compare the features and performance differences between the newer 8550U and 7700HQ laptop chips with a series of benchmarks to find out which you should consider in your new laptop, or if it’s worth upgrading to.

Benchmarks I’ve tested include:
Adobe Premiere
Cinebench
7-Zip (compression/decompression)
VeraCrypt (AES encryption/decryption)
Handbrake (transcode 4K to 1080p, and 1080p to 720p)
PCMark10
Passmark9
Geekbench4
Corona 1.3
Dota 2

Gaming tests were limited, as we’re only testing built in graphics.

Check pricing and reviews of other laptops with these CPUs:
7700HQ:
8550U:

I've also compared the 8550U with the 6700HQ here:

See the full review of the Dell XPS 13" which was tested with the 8550U here:

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