Buying a laptop for virtualization and Kali linux

blu3toon

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So I'm looking to buy a laptop to run 2-3 virtual machines for pen testing and also to practise setting up windows server 2012. Now I don't have a huge budget ($500 CAD before tax is currently my budget).

I've been doing some looking and found that I could get something with 8GB of ram and a hyper threading capable i5 for around $400-$500 but that it would be older Intel chips (2011-2012 chips) and refurbished.

Now my question is, would buying older hardware be a reasonable bet given what I want to use the machine for? I know for running multiple VMs that RAM and processor cores will play a huge role but when it's technology that's 5-6 years old is it still worth it?
 
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