For the same amount of money? I'll 100% be able to build a PC with better performance than you laptop, I'll make that bet with you.
Given a certain budget, you'll always be able to get a faster desktop than a laptop for the same amount of money. Seems like you are taking my things out of context, not sure why.
Show me a laptop with a 6-cores/12-thread that can be have for 250$, the same anount i bought my desktop.
Are you here to give advice to the OP who's on very tight budget, or are you here to flaunt your gear and superiority? Do you have a beef with me I don't know of?
A lot of people are happy with 8GB and the OP with a request to run a specific synth and on a tight budget, shouldn't be stressing about RAM. 8GB is enough for me, I'm sorry if for your special production techniques it's not enough.
Audio processing and DSP favors single core performance, it doesnt mean you shouldnt have additional cores, they are still being utilized, but it means that a strong single core performance is still top priority, aside of maybe some very new DAWs and new technologies that utilize your GPU and such.
I said "favor single core performance", i didn't say "buy a computer with just one core", do you understand the difference? Single core performance doesn't mean only the first core is used, you may wanna do some reading on this because I'm not going to explain it here, it is far off topic.
To water it down to a way you will understand, its better to have a very strong single core performance and having only 4 cores, then having a mediocre single core performance but having 6 cores, and this is from personal experience with 2 different intel 10th gen computers I've owned this year (same memory, same SSD).
This is from Image-Line's (FL Studio) forums by their representative:
As for SSD, OP wouldn't see a significant improvement *for their needs*, so better channel that money towards processing power. Also, SSD can always be easily upgraded at a later stage is the need arises.The most important thing with FL Studio 20 is to buy the best CPU you can. Multiple cores are nice, but a quad core is more than adequate. Due to the serial nature of audio processing, running plugins multi-threaded doesn't offer as much of a benefit as you might think. It's nice to have though, especially if you run other tasks in the background.
You threw practicallity and budget out of the window and was just busy telling me how everything i wrote is wrong, nice