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help choosing some specs for thinkpad 13"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rkau085, Dec 25, 2010.

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  1. rkau085

    rkau085 Thread Starter

    Dec 25, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if you guys could help me understand and choose some spec for a new lenovo thinkpad edge 13 inch intel core 2 duo i plan on buying.
    So, is it worth spending an extra $100 (AUD) for 4GB RAM rather than 2GB (and obviously run the 64-bit OS rather than the 32-bit windows 7)?
    also is there a significant difference between the 320GB 5400rpm and the 320GB 7200rpm? what does it all mean?

    It would probably help if i told you what i need the laptop for:
    -matlab and maple applications
    -Java and C programming (i would partition the hard drive so i could run linux rather than VMware)
    -some light gaming (like Dota, HoN, CS source, nothing like COD or crysis)

    thanks heaps, and i hope you all had a very Merry Christmas :)

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