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no laptop thread? this can be the laptop thread

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
What's your budget?

I would suggest forgoing storage size in favour of a solid state drive, getting lots of RAM, and a touch screen...

Want me to source a slaptop, let me know
 

basketballjones

TRIBE Member
i have a ssd in my old hp, just got it a few months ago. would put the old drive in the old laptop and the ssd into whichever laptop i end up with
if it doesnt have one
the dell has an ssd and i dont mind the price
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Check out these:

· Dell XPS 13

· Dell Inspiron 7567

· Dell Inspiron 7559

· Lenovo Ideapad 510

· Lenovo Thinkpad E570

· Dell Latitude 14

· Asus Zenbook UX 330
 

ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
should i stay away from AMD ?
( seems the discussion is the i5 or the AMD 9420 ).
i only want to spend about 400.
i want 8 gig RAM. HD size really isn't that important.
doesn't need to be a beast, but needs to be faster than my oldish i7 ( 1.6 ghz ).
 

praktik

TRIBE Member
Has ryzen made it to laptops yet?

I know amd has great options for desktop, which must be making their way to laptops eventually!
 

ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
i have an HP Pavillion DV6.
i7.
1.6
8 gig RAM
500 gb 7200 rpm sata hd.
slow as fuck.

will putting in a new SSD help ? or should i shop for a new lappy.
 

ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
2011, from what i can tell. last year, i applied new heat sink stuff to the processor. doesn't overheat anymore, cuz when i had it apart, i cleaned everything out.

edit...a friend is sending me a 160 GB Intel SSD, 2 years old. For Free.
I think it makes sense for me to buy a new lappy with a processor far faster than the i7 1.6 i have now, and spend the coin to upgrade the RAM to the highest i can for the lappy.
 

SneakyPete

TRIBE Member
SSD will help with load time.

If you're not playing games an old i7+8GB ram+SSD should be fast enough for most applications. If it's slow you probably got too much garbage on your system. Do a fresh install of Windows.
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
2011, from what i can tell. last year, i applied new heat sink stuff to the processor. doesn't overheat anymore, cuz when i had it apart, i cleaned everything out.

edit...a friend is sending me a 160 GB Intel SSD, 2 years old. For Free.
I think it makes sense for me to buy a new lappy with a processor far faster than the i7 1.6 i have now, and spend the coin to upgrade the RAM to the highest i can for the lappy.
6 years is old. Build/Buy a fresh machine.
 

Nemo286

New Member
Try ASUS. they're Taiwanese, not Chinese, don't worry! I mean I've used ASUS laptop for years and it still perform strong.
 

ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
FB on Chrome was slowing down my entire system.
I now only use FB on Firefox, with a dedicated monitor...problem solved.
Lappy is still quite quick...but i'll still invest in a new one, and install the new SSD drive that's en route.
 

ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
since i put FB dedicated from Chrome to Firefox, my laptop has been screaming fast.
i knew Chrome was a bit of a pig on power, but i never knew how much.
Now i hooked up an extra monitor, and voila...fast lappy is back.

Chrome and FB do not mix...kinda like Ketamine and JamesM.
 

ScottBentley

TRIBE Member
This is kinda random, but anyone ever replace an hdmi port on their laptop? How much does it cost? Mine's not working right on my 4 year old ASUS and I'm debating whether to get it repaired or buy a new one. The laptop still works great otherwise.
 
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