i3 Laptop or Pent dual Core + RAM

  naineysman 21:40 13 Nov 2010

Looking to buy a Laptop for student son who will be using OpenOffice along with the usual social browsing habits, not sure whether to get a Pentium Dual Core type with loads of RAM or get the new i3 processor. Any tips on how to compare?

  citadel 21:56 13 Nov 2010

13 is best but for the tasks you mention the cheapest will do.

  naineysman 22:02 13 Nov 2010

thought as much, will concentrate on best deal, cheers

  rdave13 22:05 13 Nov 2010

Go for i3, laptop will be slightly more 'future proof'.

  GaT7 22:08 13 Nov 2010

Some good deals at eBuyer click here.

Sorted by ascending prices click here. I would go for one with at least 3Gb RAM & £350-400 price range.

A good one for £400 at Amazon click here with 4Gb RAM, dual-core CPU & 500Gb hard disk. You'll be hard-pressed to get a better deal for the money. G

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