Option #1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115987
Question #1: How long roughly, is the wait time on Newegg to restock a laptop
After finding myself wallowing in frustration over my sold out laptop, I found that they added a few new options
Option #2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215003
Now if you notice, the 2nd link here is identical to the first product except it has a 640 GB hard drive (irrelevant to me) instead of 500, and an i3-380M instead of i5-480M
Option #3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152251
This third option has a worse graphics card which bothers me, and also costs the most, 100 dollars more than the 2nd option and 50 more than the 1st option. But it comes with 6 gb memory.
I know that for about 70 bucks I can actually upgrade any of the laptops to having 8 gb memory so I don't know how much that would help me, so option #3 seems really...well...not viable for me.
I'd like option #1, I'm not in the biggest rush to buy my laptop, but if the wait for newegg to restock is generally several weeks or a month, then well, I don't know.
What I want to use my laptop for
Well, quite frankly I am a gamer for several esports, I like playing competitive games, this means Starcraft 2 and Counterstrike 1.6 mostly, and I play on all lowest graphics settings for performance. That said, with this new laptop I want to be able to stream, 480p would be ideal, I'm not looking to have some gosu HD stream. So I was wondering for all the stream experts, would these computers (mostly talking about option #1 and #2) be able to stream Starcraft 2 at 480p while running a constant 25+ fps?
The other reason I would like to use my laptop for is running a VM to run the snow leopard OS so that I can work on iPhone app development, from what some friends have told me, these computers should be just fine for that since its only programming, and its not like I'm running anything super intensive on the snow leopard OS.
So, now I turn to Team Liquid.
1) How long is neweggs wait time to restock on laptops
2) Will these computers be able to stream at 480p, Starcraft 2 on lowest settings.
3) Will I be able to run VM Mac OS to do iphone app development
4) How big of a downgrade is the i3-380M compared to an i5-480M
Any and all opinions relevant or irrelevant to my questions are welcome, please do help