Buying a Cheap Windows 10 Laptop Part 6
Touchscreen? We don't need no stinkin' touchscreen!
A touchscreen adds to the cost of a laptop. So if it includes a touchscreen, the rest of the cheap laptop was cheapened up to keep the price down. The touchscreen software is part of the Windows OS, so if the touchscreen doesn't work, the manufacturer will tell you that it is Microsoft's fault. MS will tell you to re-install Windows, and if it doesn't work, it is the manufacturer's fault.
Three years ago, a touchscreen added $200 to the price of a laptop. If you had two $800 laptops, and one had a touchscreen, it was a $600 laptop with a device you didn't need. And when I was a tech writer for Acer, we had many complaints from laptop owners who finally gave up on their touchscreens.
Buying a $250 Windows 10 laptop? If it has a touchscreen, you're getting a much cheaper computer than what you're paying for.
Please stop.. there is no reason for this thread.
Touchscreens require drivers. Drivers are the responsibility of hardware manufacturers, not Microsoft. OP credibility rating now moving exponentially more negative.
I really wonder if Vince is reading any of the comments in this thread.
No.. I doubt it highly. It's like he's trolling the site at this point.
It's too bad the responsible thing to do is to correct his errors, though, so other people won't be led astray.
I totally agree.. I would hate to see misinformation fill this site like this.
Buying a Cheap Windows 10 Laptop Part 7
Okay, you've got your budget Windows 8.1 laptop, with Windows 10 installed at the factory.
Give your new laptop a chance to get its act together. Don't go piling on screen savers and themes until you've had time to see that everything is working right. If things are working right after a few hours, set a Restore Point.
There are some reports that MS waits two days before sending upgrades to a new Win 10. If you start locking up, go to Settings--Updates and Security, and see if you have updates waiting. Send them through while you do not use your rig, and that should give them a chance.
A powerful rig can often blast its way through a problem, but a budget laptop isn't a powerful rig. Use Defender as your anti-virus because it won't clash with your OS. Other than the free Malwarebytes Anti-virus, you need no other security as long as you keep credit card numbers, etc., off your machine.
Try to limit yourself to apps from the Microsoft Store, or least software with the MS brand. This will give you less clashes.
Sometimes your new laptop needs extra time to get a program running. You might just need to walk away and let it work things out.
Keep your emotions under control. Life is too important for the stress, grief, rage, and hysteria that some people practice.
And that's it! I've successfully used budget laptops for years, and they are worth the price.
And, hopefully the last post in the series...which contains even more false and useless information than any of the others.
I sure wish you never posted any of this garbage. The two statements I highlighted are just flat out wrong and show a real level of misunderstanding it's almost scary.
Vince Massi said:
1) Try to limit yourself to apps from the Microsoft Store, or least software with the MS brand. This will give you less clashes.
Clashes.. with what?? Each other?? Care to support that with evidence.. a link possible??
2) Sometimes your new laptop needs extra time to get a program running. You might just need to walk away and let it work things out.
Sort things out?? Now that's funny.. and incorrect as well.