Windows 10: Looking for a laptop

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  1. Posts : 339
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
       30 Jan 2016 #1

    Looking for a laptop


    Been looking at laptops, and I see some cheap laptops have Celeron and Pentium processors, how do the compare in performance to i3 and i5 processors.

    Would like a 15 inch laptop, preference is hp because the build quality looks good but open to suggestions.
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  2. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       30 Jan 2016 #2

    I don't know a thing about a "computer".
    It was only 6+ years ago when I bought my 1st computer. I learned how to use it by trial and error and asking questions in the newsgroup.
    So I won't even try to make recommendation.
    However, I would suggest that you offer more than just the screen size as preference.
    For instance....................
    How do you plan to use it , for home use or for business ?
    A gamer computer ?
    Price range ?

    Details in preference will give others an idea which model is best for you.
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  3. Posts : 339
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       30 Jan 2016 #3

    It's for home use, mainly email and browsing with the odd document. Battery life is of interest so I can take it downstairs for the day and use my desktop in the evening. My desktop has a core 2duo e8400 and crucial ssd which is plenty fast so looking for a laptop to match this in speed don't know what the current equivalent to my e8400 @ 3.0 ghz.

    I can use my tv to browse the internet bit would prefer a laptop with WiFi instead that is as fast as my desktop with good battery life and decent sized screen, btw I am in UK.
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  4. Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       30 Jan 2016 #4

    Here's one place to start for an overview: http://www.lappylist.com/laptops/bes...tream-laptops/
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  5. Posts : 3,213
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       30 Jan 2016 #5

    banger said: View Post
    It's for home use, mainly email and browsing with the odd document. Battery life is of interest so I can take it downstairs for the day and use my desktop in the evening. My desktop has a core 2duo e8400 and crucial ssd which is plenty fast so looking for a laptop to match this in speed don't know what the current equivalent to my e8400 @ 3.0 ghz.

    I can use my tv to browse the internet bit would prefer a laptop with WiFi instead that is as fast as my desktop with good battery life and decent sized screen, btw I am in UK.
    Seldom do Notebooks have more than 4 to 5 hours battery time and that decreases as it gets older.

    I have several Notebooks and a Tablet and the best battery life is with my Dell Venue 8 8" Tablet that came with Win8.1 but now has Win10, usually a bit over 6 hours.
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    Windows IP 16199 Windows 14393.1198
       30 Jan 2016 #6

    banger said: View Post
    It's for home use, mainly email and browsing with the odd document. Battery life is of interest so I can take it downstairs for the day and use my desktop in the evening. My desktop has a core 2duo e8400 and crucial ssd which is plenty fast so looking for a laptop to match this in speed don't know what the current equivalent to my e8400 @ 3.0 ghz.

    I can use my tv to browse the internet bit would prefer a laptop with WiFi instead that is as fast as my desktop with good battery life and decent sized screen, btw I am in UK.
    You don't need much power for your CPU, Corei3-5005u will be fine, I have recently bought a Lenovo G50-80 for my daughter, it has 4GB RAM, i3-5005u, 1TB HDD, it has a very good screen but you should visit a store and check for yourself.
    Acer Aspire E5-574 is another good laptop. Whichever you get, replace the hard drive with a SSD.
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  7. Posts : 339
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       30 Jan 2016 #7

    Will look at those two, is the SsD difficult to fit?
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  8. Posts : 901
    Windows IP 16199 Windows 14393.1198
       30 Jan 2016 #8

    banger said: View Post
    Will look at those two, is the SsD difficult to fit?
    In Lenovo there's a service hatch and need to remove 3 screws and it's easy, in Acer the whole back cover has to be removed but there will be a cable connected and I'm sure that you can manage with few videos in YouTube.
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  9. Posts : 339
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       30 Jan 2016 #9

    Cheers, need to search these two models out.
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  10. Posts : 901
    Windows IP 16199 Windows 14393.1198
       30 Jan 2016 #10

    No problem and good luck.
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