Solved! Need guidance for new laptop!

awahl90

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Hi guys! So I recently sold my Macbook for $400 in an attempt to get a windows-based laptop for school (I am an Information Security Major) because we use programs like Visual Studios and such that a Mac cannot run. I'm aiming for the 500-600 dollar range by the 1st of July. I only need the laptop to run multiple programs like Visual Studios and other Microsoft applications like word, excel, and powerpoint along with basic needs like web surfing and such. I don't need to laptop for any gaming purpose. I have been doing research and have concluded I probably need about 4GB of RAM and a second generation i5 processor. So my question to you guys:

Is this too much or should I aim for an i3 processor? Should I look at one brand more than another? Like Dell? What are your suggestions??

Thanks in advance!

-Adam
 
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