Have to choose between:
- 13, mid 2013 i5/8gb $800
- 15, mid 2014 i7/16gb (lower model) $1200
I plan to use it for android studio, some web programming, js.
Let's presume both models are in a good state and from the reliable sources (not stolen and person who sell it is well-known). Here, in Ukraine, the laptops' prices are high, no official Apple stores, and all the laptops above 150 euro (it means all) are subject to extra taxation so regular prices on Dell, etc are higher than in US or Europe. Should I choose between these two or go visit Europe and buy the new model?
Honestly I hate the design of gaming laptops with big frames, strange cooling "grilles" as in Dell 7577 or shining signs on cover as it on Omen, RoG etc. That is like expensive toys.
Considering Lenovo Thinkpads - they are good in design, but config like i7+16gb+256gb (consider this minimum enough for Windows) costs a fortune. Any suggestions?