Re: New Laptop - A few questions
1) Depends on what you need it for. If you just need it for taking notes and such, go for one with an i3. If you need some beefier processing for things like CAD and video editing, go for one with an i5. Though, if you see an i5 one for cheap, by all means go for that.
2) Yes, it's plenty.
3) It varies, though generally it's better to buy the laptop with the RAM than get the RAM later separately - though pretty much all laptops nowadays come with 3-4GB, so it's unlikely you'll need to upgrade.
4) Preferably the latter, though if you're not doing anything graphics-intensive then it doesn't make much difference. Potentially the ATI will be slightly better in games, if you're going to be using it for gaming at all.
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