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New computer suggestions - Remote Desktop Connection


Vincenzo

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#1
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.

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#2
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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    Linux Mint and Windows 8 Pro
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    Asus G75VW
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    i7
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    Asus
    Memory
    16G
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia
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    17"
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    Seagate 5400 rpm 1T and Seagate 7200 rpm 500G.
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#3
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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    Acer AX Series & HP i-5 2400s
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    Main PC - 2x Sony PS3 3D LED Displays + 1x 22" Philips; HTPC - 47" HDTV w/ 17" LCD secondary display
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    Internal- 1TB on each system; 1x120GB SSD on main PC
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#4
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint and Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus G75VW
    CPU
    i7
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    16G
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 5400 rpm 1T and Seagate 7200 rpm 500G.
    Internet Speed
    30M down, 5M up
    Other Info
    Oracle Virtual Box
    Ubuntu 64 bit

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