Hey guys - looking at getting a 17R. The most basic model for $499 which has the Pentium® Dual CoreTM P6100 (2GHz/3MB cache) processor, 2 gigs ram, 250 gig HD. My question is, is it worth it to spend more for an i5 processor, more ram etc? I haven't purchased a new laptop since my old inspiron 9300 6 years ago, which was a beast at gaming back in the day. I don't game on my laptop anymore so I feel like the cheapest processor still should be more than enough. For $130 more I could jump to the Core i3 with another gig of ram and some more HD space. I got my laptop 6 years ago with 2 gigs of ram and it was wayyy more than enough. Is 2 gigs with windows 7 and the latest programs still sufficient? Anyone have the 17R? I checked it out at best buy and it looks great!
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11/26/10 at 12:33pm