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    My preference for Dell vs. HP has shifted back and forth over the years ...
    RickC said:
    I still prefer Dell business laptops over HP business laptops... and would never buy a consumer model.
    ... but one thing never changes: I'll never again buy a home/consumer laptop. Pure junk.

    They say you get what you pay for. But with home laptops, priced at around half that of a business laptop, you don't get half. You get the merest fraction. These laptops are preparing to break down the moment you open the box. Abysmal.
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    margrave55 said:
    My preference for Dell vs. HP has shifted back and forth over the years ...... but one thing never changes: I'll never again buy a home/consumer laptop. Pure junk.

    They say you get what you pay for. But with home laptops, priced at around half that of a business laptop, you don't get half. You get the merest fraction. These laptops are preparing to break down the moment you open the box. Abysmal.
    I bought a HP ProBook 450 G6 2 years ago which is a business range model. The price was much the same as consumer models with a similar spec but it was shipped with Windows 10 Pro and good on site support. It's odd you say the business versions cost far more.
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    I'm thinking about "home" laptops that range from $400 and up ... vs. business laptops that start at $1000.

    I've never had luck with any laptop in the former category.
    But with the high-priced units you get years of trouble-free performance.
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    thank you all for taking the time to reply,i know it was gamble to buy it worked fine with windows 10(if a little slow)until i changed the hard-drive.any ideas i can try to get an operating system on it?than you
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    margrave55 said:
    ...... but one thing never changes: I'll never again buy a home/consumer laptop. Pure junk.
    In many years. Every ThinkPad/Book I Bought for me, and all the familly. Simply blew everything else out.
    I would get a TB15p at 2k$ before 4 C grade latop at 500$.
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    hooky1066 said:
    thank you all for taking the time to reply,i know it was gamble to buy it worked fine with windows 10(if a little slow)until i changed the hard-drive.any ideas i can try to get an operating system on it?than you

    Linux Mint Xfce should work fairly well. It will still be slow but it should work.
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  7. MaloK's Avatar
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    I tried Linux Mint Xfce 20.1 on VBox With one CPU and 1G ram and was very suprised how it goes.
    I also choosed the lowest hardware standards availlable.

    Further more I think that it has a very workable Desktop with a completely decent Software suite, supporting the latest of Firefox/VLC/FileZilla etc etc... and a super nice community answering at the other end.

    Above all, the installation was seemless and was able Bring the interface to my taste in less than a day. (And I'm not Linux savy at all)... On one cpu with one gig of ram...

    You could put a 64 gig SSD in there and do everything you want with Minth.

    Thanks @RickC... I have tried a lots of Puppy linux and distros all around, but this one is really something.
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