Tomorrow I'm going to purchase a laptop, as a part of my research today I decided to go for Intel's i3/i5/i7 processors and RAM 4GB decided. I'm puzzled with the processor selection. Simply because of lack of knowledge and exposure to clock speed and other terminology, basically I'm a programmer.I see laptops with same processor with different prizes, when compared found cache, clock speeds etc. Also same intel processor but different generations, I think we must choose latest generation, correct me if I'm wrong here.
My usage includes two operating systems, any linux distribution & windows7 OS.Developing applications using Java & Eclipse IDE(I don't know how much memory they eatup).
I have a notion that a system performance is purely based on processor and RAM. So should i choose a processor with more clock speed and more cache for better performance ?. What are the key areas that I should focus on while purchasing a laptop for better performance. Any concise specs could enlighten my thoughts.
Looking for some suggestions and please share your views.