I'm helping to buy a computer for a person whose main computer's use will restrain to web browsing, checking e-mail, office tasks but who may occasionally run Windows in a VM or perform some video conversion.
Now I'm left with three offers, all with matte screens and 8GB RAM, sorted by price
- 1700PLN: Lenovo ThinkPad E450, LED 1366x768, i3-5005U, SSD 120G, 8G RAM: link
- 1800PLN: the same but with 12G RAM: link
- 1950PLN: Acer V3-371, LED 1366x768, i3-5005U, SSD 120G: link
- 2150PLN: Lenovo IdeaPad 500s-13, LED IPS 1920x1080, i3-6100U, SSD 240G: link
I think that 120G of SSD would be plenty for the user. Battery life is very important. Please keep in mind that the earnings in Poland are much lower than in the western countries.
The notebook will run Linux, probably Cinnamon or KDE as its desktop environment.
Are the more expensive options worth the extra cost?