it's the first time I am posting here. I really hope I can get some piece of advice as I've been wanderig between one site and the other in search of an medium high end laptop that I will need for college.
I will be using this mainly for college 3rd year so will be running couple of vm at the time. Some daily browsing/music.video and occasionally playing some games.
This is the one that I'd like to get
(15.6" Full HD IPS) - Intel Mobile HM86 Lynx Point-M - Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Mobile - Intel® HD Graphics 4600
2.50 GHz (3.50 GHz) Core™ i7-4710MQ, 8192MB HyperX 1600MHz, 120GB Kingston mSATA Solid-State Drive, 15.6" Full HD IPS Panel (1920x1080), Gigabit LAN, WiFi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, 2.0M camera. Weight: 2.5 kg (with battery).
Operating system installed: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop Edition (64-bit).
All this looks pretty neat to me except for:
- intel graphics card -> Looking at the benchmark it looks really crap compared to amd radeon and the nvidia. How bad/good is this graphics card? Any personal experience?
- 120GBssd will I run out after installing 3 vm?
The other would be either this one:
+ price €736.48, storage 1tb
- OS, graphics card ? Unknown?
or this one:
+ Hard drive: 1 TB SSHD, dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT820M (2 GB DDR3), price €729.99
- major one Windows 8.1,
In all this I need to add that I am on the way to do the big switch and go with a linux laptop as really cannot stand W8 and those stupid tiles.
I will appreciate if you can give me some piece of geek advice.