I want to buy a new laptop with the purpose to develop application in SP2013 and create a test environment if possible (more than a single layer).
But I noticed that the minimum requirement to use it are 4 cores processor. (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485%28office.15%29.aspx)
And I have found a DELL i7-4510U 2.00/3.10 - it means, 2 core processor. The seller told me that they are building laptops with less cores nowadays to save battery. But the rest of the configuration of the laptop is fine, 8GB RAM (I will put more 8GB). 500 GB of SSD memory (I saw somewhere else that it can compensate the less 2 core from the processor).
I would like to know if these requirements are really strict ? If I have a 2 core processor with all this configuration Sharepoint 2013 would run nicely ?