Need help choosing which of these laptops might be best for my needs (such as running a few VM's)

wuzreal

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I'm hoping someone can help me choose from this list of laptops I've put together. My current interest/learning path has lead me to spend a lot of time using Virtual Machines, currently through VMware Workstation Pro.

Originally I wanted a laptop that will run 6 VMs simultaneously with no problems. However, if I'm being more realistic with my budget and needs, lets say 3 or 4.

I'm no expert, so if there's something aside from my list you think is best, please let me know.

These are all 8GB in RAM but I'd likely buy more to insert if need be.


Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK, is what I'm favoring so far, but also pricey for me.
- 6th Gen. Intel Core i7
- 8 GB RAM (may buy more)
- 1 TB HDD + 8 GB SSD
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYZ0J6/

HP Pavilion
- 6th Gen Skylake Intel i7-6700HQ Quad-Core Processor
- 6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz
- 8GB DDR3
- 1TB HDD
- integrated graphics
https://www.amazon.com/HP-i7-6700HQ-Quad-Core-Processor-Touchscreen/dp/B018VJXAEO/

Lenovo Z70
- Intel Core i7-5500U 2.4 GHz Processor
- 8 GB RAM
- 1 TB HDD + 8 GB SSD
- NVIDIA GeForce GT840M 2GB
https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-17-3-Inch-Laptop-Windows-80FG00DBUS/dp/B012B6YQF0

Lenovo Y700
- Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz Processor
- 8 GB DDR4
- 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
- NVIDIA GeForce 960M Graphics
https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Y700-GeForce-Windows-80NV0026US/dp/B014MIBR7K/


ASUS K501UW-AB78 gaming laptop
- intel core i7
- GTX 960M
- 8gb RAM
- 512GB SSD

I will very much appreciate anyone's time and expertise, I'm awful with decisions!

Minor details:
- Don't care much about weight/size.
- Light up keyboard would be nice.
- My budget is flexible but if I have no need to be spending over $800, please let me know.
- I might be interested in dual-booting once I'm 100% comfortable with Linux, or possibly even switching, this isn't too important though.


I'll very much appreciate any input as I'm terrible with making decisions!
 

aortiz37483

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First, basically all the laptops have the same specifications. The ram is the same, the processors is the same basically. But looking on the Internet I found a web page where You can compare the laptops here is the link http://www.productchart.com/laptops/
In this web page you can compare more that only laptops, but I looking for whatever you ask only and I found the best choose is ASUS K501UW-AB78 gaming laptop because the SSD can help you with the performance of the laptop.
But the problem is you need buy and extra hard drive to get some extra space. But the good thing with ASUS K501UW-AB78 gaming laptop is the ram and the ssd prevent the issues when the VMs run at the same time. Also, this laptop is in the range of $800.
 

aortiz37483

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Sep 1, 2016
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First, basically all the laptops have the same specifications. The ram is the same, the processors is the same basically. But looking on the Internet I found a web page where You can compare the laptops here is the link http://www.productchart.com/laptops/
In this web page you can compare more that only laptops, but I looking for whatever you ask only and I found the best choose is ASUS K501UW-AB78 gaming laptop because the SSD can help you with the performance of the laptop.
But the problem is you need buy and extra hard drive to get some extra space. But the good thing with ASUS K501UW-AB78 gaming laptop is the ram and the ssd prevent the issues when the VMs run at the same time. Also, this laptop is in the range of $800.
 
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