I am searching for a new laptop and my main requirement is that it run SSDR as well as practical. From my study of previous posts here, I came to the conclusion that I should get an Intel i7 or equivalent processor.
I was in Fry's Electronics near Portland Oregon and was asked if I wanted the latest i7 (5th Generation) or the older 4th generation. I asked what the differences were. I assumed they were all four core chips; Wrong! According to the fellows at Fry's the newer 5th gen chips are all duo cores whereas the 4th were four cores. I expect to get 16 GB of RAM and a separate GPU with at least 2 GB of memory.
As I understood from my earlier reading, a four core chip was recommended over a duo core. Now I am trying to separate fact from opinion before making a $1500 laptop decision. Will it really make any difference? I understand SSDR is set up for Hyper-threading but I don't know whether it would benefit from twice as many cores.