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Help finding the right laptop

by Frumpymess / August 25, 2017 8:57 AM PDT

I'm looking for the cheapest laptop which has the following features:
i5 quad core cpu
8gb RAM
1tb HDD
Dedicated GPU

It doesn't have to have an SSD and I don't care if it has a lower end gpu. 950m or something like that would be great. It will not be used primarily for gaming. Not even close. But if I can run 32 bit Skyrim with a few mods and a couple other older games, that'll be all I need as far as gaming goes. Anything more than that will be icing on the cake.
Basically, the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 has everything I'm looking for (even has an ssd in addition to the hdd) at the right price except it has a dual core cpu. I'd prefer a quad core, but if that's going to raise the price by several hundred dollars, I guess I'll end up getting the Acer.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice you can offer!

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One additional thing...
by Frumpymess / August 25, 2017 9:03 AM PDT

Refurbished is fine

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Didn't find one like this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2017 9:19 AM PDT

That dual core CPU has hyperthreading so if that's all that it missed by, I think you found your laptop.

Myself I'd be shopping similar but the 1050 GPU.

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Thanks for the quick response
by Frumpymess / August 25, 2017 9:52 AM PDT

Yeah, that's exactly what I'm thinking about the cpu. I'm really surprised I can't find basically the same laptop with a quad core. Doesnt seem to exist as far as I've been able to tell, at least not at a remotely comparable price.
Oh well. The Acer will definitely meet my needs.

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Of threads and cores.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2017 10:44 AM PDT

The quad core will run 4 threads in parallel.
The dual core you noted will run 4 threads in parallel.

I think this is too close to call here and again I think you found your laptop at your price.

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100% agree
by Frumpymess / August 25, 2017 10:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Of threads and cores.

Problem solved. Thanks for the input. I basically just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious. Thanks!

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