I am going to buy a new laptop with Windows 7, 8 GB RAM, an Intel SSD-drive and either a Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7...
Today I my laptop is equipped with an Intel Core Duo L7300 with 1,4 GHz and 4 GB RAM and Vista.
Most of the time I am running Microsoft Office 2007, and I guess that the most processordemanding would be some large Excel-spreadsheets?? And maybe an Access Database (but that might be more of a RAM-thing????).
Anyway, given all the above, I wonder what the main leap in experience would be when running the same Excel sheets on the new computer??? Would it be going from the Core Duo to a new Core i3, or would it be significantly more noticeable if I go for the Core i5, or maybe such a dramatic improvement that opting for the Core i7 would be the best thing to get???
I guess that in this case the RAM-upgrade together with the SSD-alternative AND the switch to Windows 7 will also play some part in the user experience???
But what will mostly impact the "Excel-session-experience"???