Help choosing a Win 10 laptop

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  1. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
       #1

    Help choosing a Win 10 laptop


    Hi all I'd really like to find out what people's opinions are on some of the new 11 or so inch tablets with Windows 10. I gave my Chromebook 3 away to my brother who is very happy with it since he's not so hooked on windows at this point. But now I'm in search of a replacement for a small laptop notebook I'm not sure of the difference between an a laptop and a notebook but I don't want the kind that has the top that comes off or the screen I mean that comes off (sorry about punctuation using voice to text).

    So far I kind of like the Lenovo 11 inch but I noticed it just has a dual-core and I've been warned about that before that I should have a quad-core and a 64-bit rather than a 32-bit I don't know if that was good information but that's how I bought my PC with those specs.

    Anyone have any ideas for me or input I sure appreciate it thanks much?? Forgot to mention I'm not wanting to pay more than 200 but to get something that will last I may have to pay more I understand that. I do hope it's okay to post this type of topicbut I won't settle for any other operating system than Windows so thought it may be okay if not someone can let me know
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  2. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Nowadays, laptop computers are more frequently called notebook computers. Single processor can run instructions on separate cores at the same time, increasing overall speed for programs that support multithreading.
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  3. Posts : 34,900
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Hi, You can get basic laptops from Amazon with 13.3" screens in your price range, for example. You'd need to consider what you want it for- half decent performance, or quite basic things.

    But for $200 you'd be looking at a second hand laptop if you wanted better performance.

    Just to give one thought purely from my own perspective- I wanted a light weight laptop I could take travelling for a month to replace an ancient Acer Aspire One netbook.

    I got this ex-business Lenovo Thinkpad t440s with i5 and SSD (see specs) with Win 10 Pro for £200. Extras- has fingerprint sensor and can take a SIM (heck- I need neither!).

    I've had it for a year and it's done a couple of month trips abroad in my backpack - less its huge battery (it has a small internal one).

    You'd just have to look around... I'd suggest these days don't bother with devices with under 64Gb storage.

    Consider your priorities:
    - weight
    - screen resolution
    - storage
    - screen size
    - connectivity
    etc
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  4. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
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    Thank you so much for the information I'll go take a look and I'm thinking I could go with a larger one as long as it's really lightweight because I had a Toshiba that was bought in 2012 and nothing was heavy for me and I just want to have a really light weight so I really appreciate learning about getting something with the at least does 64GB and I think you're telling me that if I want the quad-core in the 64-bit I'm going to be paying more so again I'll I'll take another look and see what I come up with I might just post what I find here and see what the feedback is on the different things I think I might want to go for thank you again

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    I just now saw your post and so appreciate it I wanted to ask if you could explain the single core running on more are you saying it's something like a quad core all in one for lack of a better way for me to explain what I'm hearing?
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  5. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    Single core can run one thread(command) at a time.
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  6. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
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    FreeBooter said:
    Single core can run one thread(command) at a time.
    I'm sorry, I don't know what that means, but I just want to get the best processor I can afford. I think I want the quad for sure I think it just dawned on me

    So a quad core can run 4 lines at a time? So quad is faster than a dual??
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  7. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #7

    Goldengirl52 said:
    I'm sorry, I don't know what that means, but I just want to get the best processor I can afford. I think I want the quad for sure
    More CPU cores there is CPU can execute more command at same time.
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  8. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
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    You will appreciate quads if in your budget----

    However---if you had to choose between a dual core 3.5 ghz and a quad core 2.2 ghz, you might prefer the former, depending on your specific tasks.
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  9. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
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    FreeBooter said:
    More CPU cores there is CPU can execute more command at same time.
    Oh I get it, thanks, never knew much about that!!

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    ignatzatsonic said:
    You will appreciate quads if in your budget----

    However---if you had to choose between a dual core 3.5 ghz and a quad core 2.2 ghz, you might prefer the former, depending on your specific tasks.
    Woohoo, learning bunches from you guys today
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  10. Posts : 3,959
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    The main problem on laptops is the heat exchange and battery consumption. They aren't build for performance but for portability and long battery duration.
    That's why laptops normally has 2 cores and run on a lower frequency.

    So the main question is: What is the main purpose and what software you're going to run on it?

    If you will use it for browse the internet and / or office (Word Excel etc) a i5 and 4 G of memory is all you need.

    But the most important is that it must have a SSD, not HDD.
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