I am new to programming, and I also need to learn about computer hardware.
I read the following article on this website:
I have a question that concerns the following recommendation from that article: “In general, a nice Intel core i5 or i7 processor with a frequency of 3GHz or more should suffice for most people.”
The recommendation for a frequency of 3GHz or more, with respect to Intel Core processors, is the base frequency to be considered or the turbo-boosted frequency?
Some follow-up questions, because I am new to programming and am at the first step, executing Hello World, does the recommendation for a frequency of 3GHz or more apply to me? Or could I settle for a lower processing speed?
Do the other recommendations apply to me as well, such as for RAM, storage and storage kind (HDD vs SSD), etc.?
At these very early stages of learning how to program, I don’t want to spend more than $500 on a laptop if I don’t have to.