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Confusion relating to i3 vs i5 and 4gb vs 8gb Ram

by arslan 1 / February 13, 2016 10:56 AM PST

Hi guys,
I am deciding to buy first laptop of my own. Although i am convinced to buy used laptop.
I have shortlisted Lenovo T430, as i have previously used T420 and i have good experience with the machine.
But i am confusion relating to two aspects of the machine: RAM and Processor

- USE: Microsoft Office, Internet browsing, Music, Gaming (occasionally and that too not latest one that require hardcore processor and dedicated Graphic card)
- Options available: a). i5 3rd gen, 4gb RAM, 320 Hard disk
b). i7 3rd gen, 8gb RAM, 500 Hard disk

Considering my usage, i am pretty much convinced that i5 would be sufficient for me. Am i right ?
and secondly, whether 4gb RAM would be sufficient considering my usage. or should i get 8gb ?

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Re: confusion
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 13, 2016 11:30 AM PST

Surely the first one is enough for your requirements. No reason to spend more on the second, unless the difference in price is quite small.

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Sounds good to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 13, 2016 11:36 AM PST
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