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i7 processor 4gb RAM {vs} i5 processor 8gb RAM?

by cjbeech1994 / June 30, 2013 11:20 PM PDT

Really need some advice!
I'm going to uni next year and need a new laptop. Typically, I will have at least 5 tabs open, a couple of Microsoft word documents, maybe Excel and some PDFs at the same time, it will not not be used for gaming!

My question is this: is it worth paying...
£500 for an i7 processor with 8bg of ram?
£450 for an i7 with 4gb ram?
£412 for an i5 wih 8gb ram?

I'm looking at the Acer V3-571 range, would appreciate any advice, do I need an i7 if I'm not gaming? what do I need to handle lots of tabs and documents open?

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I would go for
by orlbuckeye / July 1, 2013 1:24 AM PDT

i5 and more ram. The best econiomical and better battery life. But more then anything I would chose 4th generation of any i series processor over 3rd.

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by cjbeech1994 / July 1, 2013 1:33 AM PDT
In reply to: I would go for

Are the 4th generation processor laptops is a similar price range?

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To answer that
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2013 1:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

You shop for such and compare the prices. These move around a lot so it may change depending on the local market or a sale.

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They are around 10% higher
by orlbuckeye / July 3, 2013 1:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

then the 3rd generation processors but the 3rd generations are being discounted. In other words they will probably around the same price as the 3rd generation 6 months ago.

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