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  1. menu's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #1

    New Acer laptop


    Good day to all.
    Thinking of getting a laptop for my granddaughter as a startup for her homework etc.
    Its a Acer Spin 1 11.6'' Convertible laptop with touch screen 4gb ram 64gb ssd.With windows 10 home and a year subscription to office 365 free.
    Any thoughts Please.
    Thanks.
    The one below is 4gbram 32gb ssd the one I have in mind is 64gbssd.

    Acer SPIN 1 SP111-31-C3B3 11.6 Accessories
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  2. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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    That CPU is quite weak.

    But I don't know your expectations, requirements, or budget. Her homework requirements may be very low as well, in which case this CPU might be adequate.

    Have you any experience with a laptop with a CPU of that strength? Maybe you do and maybe your expectations are quite low.

    If you have NOT at least played around with a similar machine, I'd hate to see you just jump on this expecting to be satisfied. You could be in for a rude awakening.
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
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    What does she do for home work simple letters or more complex things like video?
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Frequently the 11" and smaller will seem weaker in comparison to 14" and larger Notebooks, has a lot to do with size, power requirements and generated heat in them.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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    64GB drive is going to be problematic in the future when trying to update to later releas4es. Doable but not a simple click and go. It will take some work on your part and probably a 32 or 64 GB flash drive or SD card.
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  6. FerchogtX's Avatar
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    The RAM seems pretty low if you ask me, if she ever uses any browser, after some time she will be out of memory. I would go for something with 6 GB or 8 GB...
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  7. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    menu said:
    Good day to all.
    Thinking of getting a laptop for my granddaughter as a startup for her homework etc.
    How old is the granddaughter?

    This is a MUCH better deal!
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  8. bro67's Avatar
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    FerchogtX said:
    The RAM seems pretty low if you ask me, if she ever uses any browser, after some time she will be out of memory. I would go for something with 6 GB or 8 GB...
    Never had any issues with 4GB for normal use. I doubt that she is going to be gaming or have a bunch of tabs open. The machine would work fine for her for schoolwork.
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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    bro67 said:
    Never had any issues with 4GB for normal use. I doubt that she is going to be gaming or have a bunch of tabs open. The machine would work fine for her for schoolwork.
    I would agree, except for the processor. The CPU has a LOT to be desired on that glorified tablet.
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  10. RoasterMen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 LTSC
       #10

    The CPU would cry having office and browser open in the background (or vice versa).

    And the storage is going to problematic for Windows Updates
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