03-21-2016 09:03 AM
So I'm looking to buy a new laptop. I'm having difficulty narrowing down my options. What I'm looking for:
Windows 8,1 OS (nothing against Windows 10, I simply need 8.1 for software compatibility reasons)
Full keyboard (backlit would be great but not a dealbreaker)
Screensize between 13 and 17"
Solid state hard drive preferable
At least 16 GB of RAM
I'm planning on downloading a ton of software (specifically statistics packages and similar programs) and running them simultaneously. I need a lot of RAM to keep up. Don't care so much about graphics (not a gamer).
Any advice you could afford would be very helpful. Thank you!
03-21-2016 11:59 AM
Well actually you only have one choice with Pre-Windows 10 and 16gb of RAM
If will get harder and harder to find windows 8 or 7 installed. However Windows 8 is closer to Windows 10 than 8 is to 7
If I may ask what is the specific software you want to run? You may want to check with the developer to see if they are coming out with a Windows 10 patch or version.
I have installed a lot of Windows 7 or 8 software on my Windows 10 machine with no ill effects. But I have not tried SQL or Oracle databases or in a LAN other than my home network