Acer 15.6inch Laptop, i7-6500U, 12GB, 1TB HDD - is this a good deal?
Is this a good deal for an i7 laptop or are there any other options that I should consider.
I am planning on running Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.
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There is absolutely no chance you get those specs for $500...Trottier wrote: ↑ As always, it depends on what you want.
The 6500U is so-so for speed. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu ... Hz&id=2607
i7, but only 2 cores. OK for running a few programs
1TB is enough unless you archive movies or scads of big raw pictures.
No SSD OS drive or cache, so slower than many.
5.29lb - pretty heavy to lug around
Iris graphics, ie built in to CPU, so ok for low-power games
Screen - FHD, but check it out instore to see if viewing angles don't change the colours. (IPS better)
Wireless - no claim 801.11a/b/n/g/ac - so likely 2.4ghz n - ie, limited range in our crowded radio spectrum
I think you can do better for $500 if you keep looking. For the $800, you can do much better. Consider how you will use it.
You can get heavier, faster laptops if you don't always carry it around.
You can get lighter laptops with comparable speed if you do.
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