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New computer suggestions - Remote Desktop Connection

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    New computer suggestions - Remote Desktop Connection


    I've am helping a friend buy a new desktop computer. She will use it only to connect to her office using Remote Desktop Connection. All the software she will be using is on that server computer. Does the processor power make much of a difference, or is it using the processor on the server computer for most of the heavy lifting? I am looking at Lenovo desktops, wondering if the Intel I3 processor (6GB RAM) is good enough, or if an I5 (8GB RAM) will give better performance.

    Thanks

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    I do the same thing. It is the processor on the server computer doing all the work. If that's all she'll be doing the i3 and 6g will do the job.

    Jeff
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    From what I've read before, the version of OS should be either Pro, Ultimate or Enterprise to be able to have a remote desktop feature.
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    I've used the rdt client with xp, win 7 Pro and it also came with the 8 OEM version on my Asus laptop so the OP should be ok.
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    Windows 8 Pro


    OK thanks to all for the input.
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