Laptop for virtual machine

PC_GEEK391

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My friend is in dire need of a laptop for his work from home purposes. He needs it for running virtual machine to access mainframe. I personally checked on a lot of laptops, but I am unable to decide on the processor. Some are good config laptops but with an older generation processors. Ram could be 16 GB. He has a budget of INR 60K( $940).
Please give me an optimal choice for a laptop....
And also I have a few questions regarding the laptop requirements:
1.Should the processor be an i7 or an i5 is good enough for the desired need ?
2. 12 GB RAM is enough or it needs to be 16gb ?
Please help!


Thanks in advance
 

hang-the-9

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16 GB is better for RAM since it would be two 8 GB sticks and will run in dual channel mode. If you have 12 that would be an 8 and a 4GB stick, if the system has two RAM slots like many laptops do.

For only a single VM system at a time, an i5 is plenty. Really any system would work, you may want to look into some business class systems for a longer warranty and better build quality. Lenovo T models are some of my favorite. Have been the most reliable ones from working with many models at work.
 

hang-the-9

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16 GB is better for RAM since it would be two 8 GB sticks and will run in dual channel mode. If you have 12 that would be an 8 and a 4GB stick, if the system has two RAM slots like many laptops do.

For only a single VM system at a time, an i5 is plenty. Really any system would work, you may want to look into some business class systems for a longer warranty and better build quality. Lenovo T models are some of my favorite. Have been the most reliable ones from working with many models at work.
 

PC_GEEK391

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Thank You for the response!
Just one more small question ?
are there any other laptop series preferable ? apart from Lenovo T series .
I kinda need it like an alternative .
 

hang-the-9

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I would not take any business models over Lenovo T series. Every other one I used has had a model-wide issue, with screens, motherboards, new batteries failing in months, etc... You have a certain model, we have a stack of them with a single type of failures. Only ones I worked on that has been stable is the Lenovo models. yes they have issues here and there, but not like others I have seen and the Lenovo issues are random as to where they are, not a single failure that points to a design flaw.
 
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