Most important: i3 vs i5 / 4gb ram vs. 6gb or intel integrated graphics vs. 512 Tags: RAM Intel i5 Graphics Laptops Last response: September 5, 2010 6:30 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share alewisdvm September 4, 2010 10:30:47 PM Hello, Looking to get a budget deal on a dell refurbished. Looking to spend around $700ish. Not sure which is most important. I am only using for internet, some video watching. No gaming. comparing: i3 to i5? or i3 with more ram (6gb over 4) instead of i5? or integrated intel HD graphics over 512mb dedicated radeon or 1 gb. The graphics card definitely impacts price. So, if picking only 1 or 2 of these upgrades, which to go with? I figured an i5 with 4mb ram and maybe 512mb dedicated graphics? More about : important 4gb ram 6gb intel integrated graphics 512 jimishtar September 5, 2010 1:59:23 AM i3, 4GB ram, 512mb gpu amk09 September 5, 2010 2:00:22 AM i3 or an i5 would do just fine for you needs, if you feel the need for extra power, go with the i5. Definitely 4GB of ram, 6 is just overkill and 4 will be more than enough. And if you won't be gaming then the lowest graphics option will do just fine. Related resources I-3 or i-5 ? and 4GB or 6GB ? - Forum I5 Integrated HD Graphics vs . Discrete Graphics Card - Forum AMD A-10 4600M 512 MB AMD Radeo vs Intel i5 3210M with ATI 7670M 1GB - Forum I5 760 (8gb RAM ) vs i7 930 ( 6gb RAM ) - Forum Replacement/Comparable Upgrade of Q6600 with 6GB RAM - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer alewisdvm September 5, 2010 2:24:32 AM Thank you both for responses. I did come quickly to the conclusion that the integrated graphics would be just fine. 4gb makes sense. i3 vs. i5 isn't as clear cut, so i'll check the price difference in the outlet. Thanks Maziar a c 244 D Laptop September 5, 2010 6:30:23 AM If you aren't considering any gaming, then go with the cheapest option, because both i3 and i5(with 4GB RAM) will handle your tasks fine. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Sapphire toxic 7970 6gb vs msi gtx 680 4gb Forum I3 , i5 vs . Amd A6, A8 Forum Intel (was AMD vs . Intel ) ~$600 Build [Ordered] Forum Laptop - i5 2450M vs A6 3420M Forum Intel i5 3570k vs FX 8350 Gaming Forum I3 vs i5 using Radeon 5770 Forum Amd triple vs intel i5 Forum AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition at at 3.6ghz vs intel core i3 2100 Forum 4GB or 6GB ram for Windows 7 32bit Forum Laptop processor Intel 3rd Gen i3 or i5 for student multitasking? Forum Gaming laptop under 1000 Forum Is turbo c work on intel atom processor Forum [Solved] Upgrading graphics card on laptop? Forum [Solved] Asus g73 MXM graphics? Forum ATI mobility radeon 4250 vs Intel HD Graphics Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !