I need a laptop and I’m on a very tight budget, and I’m not expecting this thing to work miracles, just because I’m away from home most of the week these days and want to still get some blender work in. Out of the following option, which do you reckon is better?
What’s generally availableat my price range (around $600) is nvidia gt 620m/610m/410m basically that whole entry level range with 1gb memory, around 4gb ram, and a dual core i3/i5 with 4 threads.
There is one though that’s an Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM (quad core, 8 threads, 6M cache, 2.2ghz), 6gb ram, integrated intel 4000 graphics (up to 1.5gb, I honestly have no idea what that up to means here though…)
There’s one laptop that says the graphics is shared between the nvidia and the integrated, since all these cpus ship with integrated gpus wouldn’t that be always the case, or is there a difference?
I’m not gonna be doing any serious rendering, mostly modelling, and rendering previews (I can save the heavy rendering for the home desktop whenever I go there), other than that mainly programming/surfing the web/films so nothing too serious. HD space isn’t really an issue, planning on getting a 1tb external HD anyways. Likewise numpad isn’t an issue since I can just buy an external one. There first one I linked doesn’t seem to have USB 3.0 which is a bit iffy these days IMO. Also the OS will be linux, probably arch linux.
Thanks in advance for all the help guys.