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# 214747 26-May-2017 12:05
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I'm looking to replace my netbook which is used for internet, emails and streaming. No gaming.

 

I was looking at 2 Dell Inspiron i3s. Both are the same price $640

 

One has

 

8gb ram,802.11bgn wireless and 4.0 bluetooth

 

the other has

 

4gb ram, 802.11ac, and 4.1 Bluetooth.

 

All other details are the same. I realise the 8gb machine has the older  wireless and Bluetooth specs.

 

So am I better off with 8gb ram or the newer specs?

 

 


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  # 1788675 26-May-2017 12:09
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Both have the same hard drive ?

 

 

 

I would go ram over wifi/bluetooth

 

However if one had a SSD then i would pick that over everything else


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  # 1788681 26-May-2017 12:14
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Processors don't sound like the same generation.

 

You may be able to upgrade the RAM yourself.

 

Also if you need wired LAN / Gigabit Ethernet make sure to check that too.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1788722 26-May-2017 13:14
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Both are 6th generation i3 6006u, both have 1tb drives


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