I am looking for a new laptop and I had some questions about processors, RAM and optical drives, in order to allow me to choose the one I would want.
Ok, so, I have two options: either get a laptop with an i7 processor and 6GB of RAM or get a laptop with an i5 and 8GB of RAM. So, what's more important, RAM or the processor? Which one will give better performance?
Also, since all the i series processors are quad core, if there is an i5 with a speed of 2.5GHz and an i7 with a speed of 2.2Ghz, does this mean that the i5 is better? This speed is it for all the processors of just one core?
Another question I had is about optical drives: can a blu-ray ROM, at least, read DVDs and CDs? What about writing on DVDs?
One of the prospective laptops that I want to buy is an Acer. Is Acer a good brand? I live in an African country and, so, I won't be able to access all the help and maintenance that people in, for example, USA have access to if their computer breaks down or has some problem so I want to make sure that the laptop I take is reliable. So, is Acer a good and reliable brand?