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So I am trying to decide on a laptop which will run a ubuntu apache webserver, which does not break the bank.

I am using the webserver as a kind of quiz machine with 50 wireless clients connected concurrently answering questions and submitting answers. Nothing heavy like streaming videos, but each user requests is around 10-30 kb, static pages, one question per page, one jpeg. The users could be using the server all at once.

Anyway, I hear that RAM is very important over anything else but because I am using it for what I am trying to do, I am making sure that I have enough RAM and a SSD drive. The model I am thinking about Lenovo L460:

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But the question I want to ask is if the current processor is too weak to handle my project and I should upgrade to the intel core i5 to maximize performance?

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  • Asking if X processor is too weak qualifies as tech support, which we don't deal with here. However, you've got a good basis for a recommendation request here - instead of asking "is X too weak", if you ask "I want an Ubuntu laptop with plenty of RAM and an SSD", then we can recommend something that fits your requirements. – ArtOfCode Sep 11 '16 at 16:40
  • Strangely, Superuser told me to come here! – peteubuntu Sep 11 '16 at 23:59
  • That'll be because SU doesn't know our scope very well. However, you're very close to being on topic here. – ArtOfCode Sep 12 '16 at 8:36
  • @peteubuntu As ArtOfCode said, your question can absolutely be reopened if you reword it, and I encourage you to do this because it's a great question. – Adam Sep 13 '16 at 19:17