Need laptop advise

Hello all,

I need a new laptop and might use some advise. The requirements are:

17" screen.
Fast processor and hard disk.
Mobility and weight are not an issue - it will be used at home only.
The use is mostly for running trading platforms which are Java based.

Those are configurations I'm considering: EARN CASH BACK EARN CASH BACK

Each one has some compromise. The Lenovo has a slow hard drive (5400). Acer has older processor (i7-4510U 2 GHz). Dell has the latest processor but the graphics card has no dedicated memory. Both Acer and Dell have SSD disk which is good.

I know that Acer in general is ranked not as good as the others, but this is a corporate model which is very different from consumer models.

So I guess my question is: should I compromise on processor or the graphics card?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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1. HDD can be changed to SSD later.
2. The i7 model is not old. It's like calling your 2014 car old.
3. Since these are not mobile workers, 17 is fine.
4. As to Java, you may be surprised as the old vs. new i7. We can use CPUBOSS.ORG to test that.
Note: Corrected typo.

Post was last edited on October 9, 2015 1:34 PM PDT

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So that i7. Half the core count?

I have the prior gen Lenovo y510p with outdated (is it?) that has double the core count and it tears through video compression.

Since then the office swapped out the HDD for a 512GB SSD for about 180 bucks so what a nice upgrade.

The models look so similar to each other that I think you'll have to go test drive each to see if the display and keyboard are OK for your work.

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