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#1 Techbean

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 01:11 PM

I started uni  couple of days ago and am looking to upgrade my current laptop. The current specs follow

 

Acer aspire

i3 core processor 2.5 GHz

4GB ram

intergrated graphics card

windows 7

 

I am finding that my current laptop is getting quite slow even after clearing the junk from the hard drive (defragging etc). I'm looking to use the laptop for gaming and schoolwork. running programs such as eclipse and Photoshop. 

Therefore I have a couple of questions about the new laptop I'm looking at:

 

1. Would an i5 1.8 GHz be more powerful and kick out more performance than my current i3 2.5GHz and if so how much more powerful is it?

2. Would it be better to get an i5 or i7 for my medium to low level games such as counter strike and dota2.

3. Can you suggest any laptops?

 

Thanks for your time and help guys.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 03:52 PM

You would want something in the gaming arena.

 

I3 is a Dual Core

I5 is a quad core

i7 is a quad core

 

For gaming you would want to start out with i5 but  i7 will help you greatly because eclipse (programming application) and photostop

 

Other members can get you more ideas. you may want to get 2.8Ghz+ processor for gaming 

 

I would look at ASUS laptop but there lind of high budget laptop. How much are you budgeted for 


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:56 PM

Get a decent amount of ram 8 to 12 gigs and a 64 bit processor, you will benefit all around!


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