Ok, so I've been looking for a (low-priced) laptop, and have been reading tons of things about laptops. My price range is very low. Basically the cheapest laptop I can find that will do what I need is what I'm going to get. Now the issue I have is figuring out which processor and how much RAM I need for what I want to do...
I'm going to use my laptop for the regular web browsing, facebook, youtube, email checking, etc. but also I am going to use it for music writing (going to download/purchase software for music composing), some video editing probably, and I would like to have one that can support gaming. (not just minesweeper, freecell, online flash games, or any of that; I mean the big games like Skyrim, Left 4 dead, and World of Warcraft).
Now what I need to know is whether I need an i3, i5, or i7 processor for this. And how many GB of RAM I should have.
Originally, I was thinking of an i3, with 4-6 gigs of RAM. But now I'm starting to see that some games need a quad-core processor.... so I'm looking for advice.
As a small extra question, I'm wondering what type of cable(s) I need to be able to hook up whichever laptop I get to my standard definition TV.
Thanks, and any advice would be helpful