What laptop should I buy?

Episode 1187 (14:15)

Chris from California
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Chris wants to buy a laptop and he needs processor power, but what else should he consider? Leo says that for what Chris wants, he should have an i7 with 16 GB of RAM with a solid state drive. Chris says he can get an i5 with 12GB. Is that good enough? Leo says sure. the i7 has Hyperthreading, which is good for multitasking. For raw speed, however, the i5 works just as well. If he wants a pro machine, it's going to set him back between $1000 and $1500. Chris hates touch screens though. Should he bite the bullet and just get one? Leo says that the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 would be a great choice. The chatroom says that the Microsoft store nearest Chris is in Mission Viejo. That's where Chris is going to want to go.