Laptop for Android/Arduino programming and old games

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Jordi E, Nov 16, 2016.

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    Jordi E Newbie

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    Hi everybody, and thanks in advance! I'm having some trouble to decide, maybe an excess of information...
    Here is the point, I need a laptop that can manage this tasks

    1. Programming in Android and Arduino (small projects)
    2. Play old games like Civilization III, Age of empires
    3. Editing with Gimp
    4. Chrome with 7 or 8 tabs opened
    5. Office

    I've seen two good offers:

    1. HP 250 G5 (i3 5005u, 4GB RAM, 128 SSD, HD Graphics): 420€
    2. HP 250 G5 (i5 6200u, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, RADEON R5 M430): 535€

    All the other specs are identical. It's worth the money i5, more Ram and Radeon R5 M430 and HDD (+115€), or better upgrade i3 to 8/16 gb RAM in the future?

    I've read that i5 is 25% (+-) faster than i3, but at cost of "Turbo boosting" that is not a permanent feature. Maybe fans will turn crazy for compensate this overheating? Does a 25% increase in speed compensate 115€ and SDD?

    Thanks again, and sorry for my bad english :)

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