I am looking for a laptop for work and study. This laptop must be able to handle:

  • Videoconferences e.g. Zoom or Meet
  • Use Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fast Internet browsing
  • Programming e.g. Visual Studio Code, GitHub
  • Video editing e.g. Camtasia
  • Video games (rarely)

I am interested in the following 2 laptops because the shop is in my city:

  1. Notebook Dell Inspiron I3593-7872BLK-PUS Premium 15.6'' Intel Core i7 8 GB DDR4 (USD ~2.214)
  2. Notebook Asus TUF Gaming FX505DV AMD Ryzen 7 (USD ~2.280)

Perhaps the most recommended is the Asus one because of processor minimum velocity (2.3 GHz instead of 1.3 GHz), but I have never used a gaming computer. I don't know about AMD processors either.

Comparison page between the laptops where I can buy them (in Spanish, but it can be translated)

What do you suggest me to buy? 1 or 2?

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    Videoconferences and office do not take much resources. Coding itself does not take anything either but running your code may (or may not). Hard core video editing is quite CPU hungry, and video games may be GPU hungry. I'd say go for something like i7 or ryzen 4000 and 16GB ram. What about portability, battery life? – Ott Toomet Nov 16 at 20:44
  • @OttToomet thanks for the useful information! I don't know nothing about Ryzen, the Asus which has Ryzen 7 is as good as Ryzen 4000? The battery is not important, it could be 4-6 hours without charging. – manooooh Nov 16 at 21:05
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    Ryzen 7 is about the same thing as i-7 (just by intel). Ryzen 4000 is series, about the same as generation for intel. What you list has ryzen 3750H, i.e. ryzen 7 of the 3000-series. There was quite a large performance increase b/w ryzen 3000 and 4000 (the latter is 2020 model), so if possible, go for the latter. – Ott Toomet Nov 17 at 6:06

If you want to all those things that you mentioned above then you should make sure that the laptop has the following specs:

  • A processor with more than 8 cores and speed more than 2 GHz. Intel I7 or I9 10 gen will be good.
  • A laptop that has 16GB of Random Acces memory.
  • A laptop that has Nvidia or AMD GPU.
  • A "Fast Internet browsing" depends on the ISP, a laptop can not make the internet fast.

There is a laptop named "Razer Blade 15", which is good for those things you have mentioned above. Click here to buy from Amazon

If you are interested in those 2 laptops which you have mentioned above then I recommend you to go for 2nd one.

AMD Ryzen 7 is better than Intel Core i7.

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  • Do laptops with >8 cores even exist? – Ott Toomet Nov 16 at 20:44
  • Thanks for the specs!! Unfortunately that laptop costs $1000 more than I expected (not considering the shipping Cost which is $995). – manooooh Nov 16 at 21:12

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