Need opinion on a laptop.

dziire

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Hello,

Just found this from lenovo, I get it down to £386 when using the student discount on their website. I need your opinions, are i3's good inside laptops and does the 1.7 clock speed seem slow?

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Thanks!
 

Napking

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What do you plan to use the laptop for? You said you were using a student discount, so is this for college? Do you plan to use it for gaming, as a media laptop, or just as a workstation?

As a general rule, unless you're doing highly intensive operations like gaming or 3D modeling, a processor's speed isn't going to be the main bottleneck. We've gotten to the point now where the most important part of a processor's usability is its heat efficiency. What that means, essentially, is that newer is better. This is a Haswell i3, so it will be nicely heat efficient. Again, whether or not the processor is going to be good depends on your intended use.
 

Napking

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Oct 29, 2014
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What do you plan to use the laptop for? You said you were using a student discount, so is this for college? Do you plan to use it for gaming, as a media laptop, or just as a workstation?

As a general rule, unless you're doing highly intensive operations like gaming or 3D modeling, a processor's speed isn't going to be the main bottleneck. We've gotten to the point now where the most important part of a processor's usability is its heat efficiency. What that means, essentially, is that newer is better. This is a Haswell i3, so it will be nicely heat efficient. Again, whether or not the processor is going to be good depends on your intended use.
 

dziire

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Originally I wanted to do gaming, but with my price limit its pretty much impossible. Yeah it's going to mainly be for work, movies and possibly light video/photo editing.

So you guys believe in the i3? :D

I must sound pathetic, but coming down from an i7 in my desktop feels so wrong!
 

dziire

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I wanted to spend up to £450 for a low end gaming laptop, I was also very picky though e.g. i5, 8GB RAM, dedi GPU and 1TB... Just need to take the fact that its impossible haha and probably more in the £550 region.

Thank you all for your help!
 
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