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no laptop thread? this can be the laptop thread

Discussion in 'Technology' started by basketballjones, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

  2. Bernnie Federko

    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
     
  3. basketballjones

    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
     
  4. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    im just going to order the dell
     
  5. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  6. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    what do you think of it? its got the ssd and a full hd screen
     
  7. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Checking... Please stand by...
     
  8. Bernnie Federko

    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
     
  9. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Let me know if you want something additional info-wise

    These are all packing great screens and in the 1100 dollar range
     
  10. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  11. ScottBentley

    ScottBentley TRIBE Member

    I love my ASUS!
     
  12. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    i ordered the dell
    1200 buck
     
  13. ndrwrld

    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 ).
     
  14. praktik

    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!
     
  15. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

  16. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

  17. ndrwrld

    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.
     
  18. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    How old is the mobo/processor? Cuz those things eventually go to electronic heaven...
     
  19. ndrwrld

    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.
     
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  20. SneakyPete

    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.
     
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  21. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    6 years is old. Build/Buy a fresh machine.
     
  22. Nemo286

    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.
     
  23. ndrwrld

    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.
     
  24. ndrwrld

    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.
     
  25. ScottBentley

    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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