Help choosing a Win 10 laptop

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  1. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #21

    Hah, guess what I found, my Toshiba info I'd taken a snip of. I loved this laptop so if I get anything at least this good, I'd be happy. Maybe I won't be able to get this good for the money I can spend right now though. I'll be back later but here's the snip:
    Help choosing a Win 10 laptop-my-toshiba.png
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  2. Posts : 24,613
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #22

    Goldengirl52 said:
    Hah, guess what I found, my Toshiba info I'd taken a snip of. I loved this laptop so if I get anything at least this good, I'd be happy...
    Sorry, but I had to laugh. You see I read your post on my System One in 'My Computers' below, a Toshiba Satellite L750. It's still my 'daily driver' and currently running W10 Home 1903.


    ignatzatsonic said:
    PassMark - Intel Celeron N4000 @ 1.10GHz - Price performance comparison
    That's a Celeron N4000 dual core.
    Quite puny, I'd think.
    But maybe adequate depending on your expectations.
    Look up your old Toshiba at Passmark to give you a comparison

    Here's the comparison, the Celeron N4000 dual core has a passmark of 1435 while your Toshiba's AMD A6-3420M APU has four cores and a passmark of 2004.

    PassMark - CPU Comparison Intel Celeron N4000 vs AMD A6-3420M APU
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  3. Posts : 24,613
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #23

    Goldengirl52 said:
    I am liking this one more, since I went to Walmart and they had one. They seem pretty well made, but not too heavy. What do you all think?
    https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-130S-1...qid=1569092924
    One thing to note is that, in common with many of these small notebooks, it comes with Windows 10 in S Mode. That means you can only install Store apps. You may want to switch it out of S Mode.

    Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free
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  4. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #24

    Bree said:
    One thing to note is that, in common with many of these small notebooks, it comes with Windows 10 in S Mode. That means you can only install Store apps. You may want to switch it out of S Mode.

    Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free
    Yes, I would switch it Bree, thank you much I wouldn't try to store many on a small one, but might need one or two that are downloads from online

    I am starting to wish I'd hung onto my Toshiba, but really, it was big for me to sit on my lap, heavy for me. I like the smaller and really don't need high-powered because I have this one I'm on. It's a gaming pc and it's excellent.

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    Man, I'm all corn'fused on what to get now, LOL! The more I learn the harder it gets to choose

    I'm looking at Acer, Lenova, RCA and anything that's 11 or so inches. Not seeing a lot of rave reviews, except on the bigger laptops, 15" usually.

    I'll just keep looking, but I'm already missing something next to my fave recliner
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  5. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #25

    Take a gander at this list of laptop CPUs

    PassMark CPU Benchmarks - New Laptop CPUs Performance

    See if you can find something with an Intel i3 processor in your price range.

    The i3 Passmark scores seem to begin around 3000 and go up from there.

    They are a step up from the dreaded Celerons.
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  6. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #26

    Oh I forgot I need to get the model to go with that i-5 to know so I'll do that and maybe I'll get back here tonight I'm not sure it'll be tonight or in the morning thanks again I really appreciate it

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    Ok, this one is higher priced but what about it, and I'll check the benchmark on it :

    https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Displa...9125509&sr=8-2

    Nevermind, that one is evidently a "has been". Shoot, I didn't realize Pentium wasn't such a big deal anymore Ok, back to look at that i5 model #

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    I give up for the night, see you all tomorrow.
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  7. Posts : 7,088
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #27

    Beware of glued together notebooks where you can't change the battery, memory or drive. I favour a larger 15.6" screen and would opt for 8GB RAM and a SSD. I recently bought a new laptop and discovered the workplace ranges are a similar price to the consumer range but are built to a higher standard and have better support e.g. HP ProBook & Dell Latitude.

    I finished up buying a HP ProBook after an extensive survey. This has been fine apart from battling to remove the HP bloatware.
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  8. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #28

    Steve C said:
    Beware of glued together notebooks where you can't change the battery, memory or drive. I favour a larger 15.6" screen and would opt for 8GB RAM and a SSD. I recently bought a new laptop and discovered the workplace ranges are a similar price to the consumer range but are built to a higher standard and have better support e.g. HP ProBook & Dell Latitude.

    I finished up buying a HP ProBook after an extensive survey. This has been fine apart from battling to remove the HP bloatware.
    Morning Steve, and thank you for the reminders. Truth is, I was hoping to find a Chromebook 3 type/size with Windows, but am changing my mind. I don't want something that will only last a short time, and not be able to upgrade (or fix) at all if I want to. I can figure 150 or less is a nice price, but I'm seeing/learning more about the technology, and I can't not go for what I can do, which is more money.

    I so love the 11 inch size, it was just right and my fave part about the Chromebook 3 I had. I am so happy to be able to help my little brother out (he's 64 now) and he is not tekkie with computers. Music-making and sound equipment/recording?? He's an Ace but the Chromebook 3 is going to suit him so fine I sure was missing my laptop (Toshiba Satellite like Bree's) last night. All I have that's portable now to use is a Kindle Fire HD 10 and bout threw that across the room lol!! Then my phone, and Kindle 7" (great for reading books, but that's it).

    So I'm up and ready to start the search again today. I think I am going to have to go bigger than 11 inch. to get something good enough that I'll be happy with it. Just not heavy I'm hoping as I do keep it on my lap most of the time I will use a laptop. My Toshiba got me through 2 years of late-in-life-college (man I wish I'd done more of a computer-program). It's kind of like what they say "once you've had the best" you can't go back. Meaning the "best" for me.

    I'm off to look a bit, so I'll be around. Love that Benchmark site. Let's see what I can come up with. Some of those reviews I just don't agree with, and I imagine many of you take them with a grain of salt too

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    ignatzatsonic said:
    Take a gander at this list of laptop CPUs

    PassMark CPU Benchmarks - New Laptop CPUs Performance

    See if you can find something with an Intel i3 processor in your price range.

    The i3 Passmark scores seem to begin around 3000 and go up from there.

    They are a step up from the dreaded Celerons.
    My main gaming PC is the one I'm on and it has an AMD Ryzen 3 2200 G. I heard these lean toward, or give options to focus on your game experience, but I use it for everything. Not a "big" gamer, just love the puzzle/single-player games like The Room etc. Most of those work awesome for Android on my Kindle HD 10, so I see I didn't need a gaming pc but I like this one anyway

    I don't think there's anything wrong with having 2, computers with lots of guts so I'll be looking in higher price brackets today You'd all be a big success as salesman Just joking, except that I find many "salesman" that hardly know anything about what they are selling
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  9. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #29

    Just a quick mention about the "bloatware" .... I have a Lenovo think pad that has way more bloatware on it then my HP Elite book!
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  10. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #30

    Jacee said:
    Just a quick mention about the "bloatware" .... I have a Lenovo think pad that has way more bloatware on it then my HP Elite book!
    Thank you Jacee! Yes, I dislike having to deal with that, but I heard recently if you reset the puter to factory reset, it cleans it all off. Do you or someone know if that's true?

    Oops, almost forgot to ask you how you like each of those laptops?

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    Steve C said:
    Beware of glued together notebooks where you can't change the battery, memory or drive. I favour a larger 15.6" screen and would opt for 8GB RAM and a SSD. I recently bought a new laptop and discovered the workplace ranges are a similar price to the consumer range but are built to a higher standard and have better support e.g. HP ProBook & Dell Latitude.

    I finished up buying a HP ProBook after an extensive survey. This has been fine apart from battling to remove the HP bloatware.
    Can I buy one that is "for the workplace", maybe a special site beside Amazon, my go-to?

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    Here is a list of things I know I want on my laptop/notebook:

    USBs for 3.1 (I don't use the track pad at all, just a mouse, old-school gal)
    Windows 10
    Non-detachable screen
    light weight
    decent battery
    replaceable parts (easily replaceable)
    all I can't think of right now, but definitely would like some of the new things you've all mentioned to me, or to at least be able to customize a bit if I want to.
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