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    Which of these laptops is better for a simple internet/youtube/facebook/Office user?

    Hi there folks, need to buy a laptop quite quickly and torn between these two. It will be used for Office, Facebook, You Tube, Skype etc. Would the 8GB Ram be wasted on an i3 ? Thanks

    Acer Aspire (329 pounds )spec is:

    Processor Intel Core i5-4200U Dual Core (1.6GHz, Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz)
    Screen 15.6" (1366 x 768 HD Resolution)
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
    RAM 4GB (DDR3) RAM
    Hard Drive 500GB

    HP Pavilion 15-p077sa (320 pounds)specs:

    Type Laptop
    Operating system Windows 8.1
    SPECIFICATION
    Processor Intel® Core™ i3-4030U Processor (1.9 GHz, 3 MB cache)
    RAM 8 GB DDR3L
    Storage 1 TB

    4 Comments

    Go for the i5. You can always change the RAM if it's not performing as well as you'd like. Easier than trying to change the CPU on a laptop!

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    smizzlopi

    Go for the i5. You can always change the RAM if it's not performing as … Go for the i5. You can always change the RAM if it's not performing as well as you'd like. Easier than trying to change the CPU on a laptop!



    I like your reasoning my friend, have yourself a best answer.

    GeorgeR010

    I like your reasoning my friend, have yourself a best answer.



    To be honest, for web browsing and using Office, I think 4GB will be plenty, so I wouldn't worry about upgrading it for a while

    You seem to have strange priorities for your stated use. None of those things are remotely going to care how fast your processor is or how much extra ram you have. Personally I'd go and hunt down reviews to find out which had the better screen and if any of the keyboards had more feel than spongecake.
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