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Hello I am looking for a laptop, which has 15 inch Speedy and Fast, multitask a lot Hdmi Budget £230-50 I found this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-3531-2-16GHZ-Wireless/dp/B00… Read More
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Hello I am looking for a laptop, which has

15 inch
Speedy and Fast, multitask a lot
Hdmi
Budget £230-50

I found this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-3531-2-16GHZ-Wireless/dp/B00MAV6VMS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419115871&sr=8-1&keywords=Laptop

I was thinking as it's a dual core CPU.

Do you think this is a good idea, buy a cheap laptop like above BUT I am thinking of ad dinging and buying a separate SSD. ? Would that make it very fast? Boot up times ?
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Also what's the difference or which is better to have. SSD and a CPU like above. or a better i5 CPU with a normal hdd
#2
Your not going to get a i5 or a Ssd for that money. If you get a separate ssd it won't make any difference to boot up times anyway as you operating system will still be on the internat hdd

For your budget I would recommend something like this http://www.ebuyer.com/660257-lenovo-essential-b50-70-laptop-mcc2guk
The i3 processors with 4gb ram are surprising quick with windows 8. See how it goes and you can always upgrade the ram to 8gb for about £60 if it's slowing up a bit
#3
lidds
Your not going to get a i5 or a Ssd for that money. If you get a separate ssd it won't make any difference to boot up times anyway as you operating system will still be on the internat hdd

For your budget I would recommend something like this http://www.ebuyer.com/660257-lenovo-essential-b50-70-laptop-mcc2guk
The i3 processors with 4gb ram are surprising quick with windows 8. See how it goes and you can always upgrade the ram to 8gb for about £60 if it's slowing up a bit


Hello no i am saying

Should i but that laptop on my post for £215 and simply add a ssd ? To make it fast? All i want is quick bout time.

It's used for office and browsing and YouTube
#4
markhuges
lidds
Your not going to get a i5 or a Ssd for that money. If you get a separate ssd it won't make any difference to boot up times anyway as you operating system will still be on the internat hdd

For your budget I would recommend something like this http://www.ebuyer.com/660257-lenovo-essential-b50-70-laptop-mcc2guk
The i3 processors with 4gb ram are surprising quick with windows 8. See how it goes and you can always upgrade the ram to 8gb for about £60 if it's slowing up a bit


Hello no i am saying

Should i but that laptop on my post for £215 and simply add a ssd ? To make it fast? All i want is quick bout time.

It's used for office and browsing and YouTube

If you want a quick boot time invest the extra money you would spend on the ssd and get a laptop with a better processor i3 or i5. You can always add a ssd or more ram later. Which will be a cheaper upgrade than the processor.

I can't see that a ssd will make that much difference for what you want. The boot time on the above will be quick (just bought one with basically the same spec for my sister) if I had £60 to spend on an upgrade I would sink it into the ram (but would be better invested in the base model to start with )

Edited By: lidds on Dec 20, 2014 23:26
#5
lidds
If you want a quick boot time invest the extra money you would spend on the ssd and get a laptop with a better processor i3 or i5. You can always add a ssd or more ram later. Which will be a cheaper upgrade than the processor.

What makes you think that? I've never seen a benchmark testing startup times on different CPUs but it doesn't seem very likely.

Bootup speeds on the same version of Windows isn't that different across computers, suggesting it's limited by the more slowly advancing technologies, and the fast that SSDs can knock a big chunk off further points to the bottlenecks being file read speed rather than processing.

Personally if this if your main laptop I'd go somewhere in the middle. An 100GB+ SSD is a must but I'd go for a cheap mainstream CPU to accompany it rather than that sort of low power focused one. A Haswell Celeron/Pentium/i3 is a good choice, that's all the ones that don't begin N or J, ideally a standard power one with an M suffix rather than the slower U suffix ones but the demand for thin-ness means the latter are popular at the moment.
#6
SSD would be a must for me, then i3 as a minimum.
#7
I would buy the SSD separately and use the supplied spinning hard drive for a backup device.
#8
What is your actual budget then? about £300?
#9
EndlessWaves
lidds
If you want a quick boot time invest the extra money you would spend on the ssd and get a laptop with a better processor i3 or i5. You can always add a ssd or more ram later. Which will be a cheaper upgrade than the processor.

What makes you think that? I've never seen a benchmark testing startup times on different CPUs but it doesn't seem very likely.

Bootup speeds on the same version of Windows isn't that different across computers, suggesting it's limited by the more slowly advancing technologies, and the fast that SSDs can knock a big chunk off further points to the bottlenecks being file read speed rather than processing.

Personally if this if your main laptop I'd go somewhere in the middle. An 100GB+ SSD is a must but I'd go for a cheap mainstream CPU to accompany it rather than that sort of low power focused one. A Haswell Celeron/Pentium/i3 is a good choice, that's all the ones that don't begin N or J, ideally a standard power one with an M suffix rather than the slower U suffix ones but the demand for thin-ness means the latter are popular at the moment.

I'm not just thinking of boot time, I have an i3 with a 1tb HHD and the bootup time is really quick. A SSD will make boot up much quicker but if its hardly taking any time anyway I don't really see the point in investing in it immediatly'. However fully agree that it will speed up boot time (but for the extra cost will it really make that much real world difference)

Also (to the OP) have you ever had experience with moving a OS and everything over to a SSD and fitting one at the same time?

Edited By: lidds on Dec 21, 2014 14:22
#10
lidds
EndlessWaves
lidds
If you want a quick boot time invest the extra money you would spend on the ssd and get a laptop with a better processor i3 or i5. You can always add a ssd or more ram later. Which will be a cheaper upgrade than the processor.
What makes you think that? I've never seen a benchmark testing startup times on different CPUs but it doesn't seem very likely.
Bootup speeds on the same version of Windows isn't that different across computers, suggesting it's limited by the more slowly advancing technologies, and the fast that SSDs can knock a big chunk off further points to the bottlenecks being file read speed rather than processing.
Personally if this if your main laptop I'd go somewhere in the middle. An 100GB+ SSD is a must but I'd go for a cheap mainstream CPU to accompany it rather than that sort of low power focused one. A Haswell Celeron/Pentium/i3 is a good choice, that's all the ones that don't begin N or J, ideally a standard power one with an M suffix rather than the slower U suffix ones but the demand for thin-ness means the latter are popular at the moment.
I'm not just thinking of boot time, I have an i3 with a 1tb HHD and the bootup time is really quick. A SSD will make boot up much quicker but if its hardly taking any time anyway I don't really see the point in investing in it immediatly'. However fully agree that it will speed up boot time (but for the extra cost will it really make that much real world difference)
Also (to the OP) have you ever had experience with moving a OS and everything over to a SSD and fitting one at the same time?

Budget is around £250ish. Cheaper the better


No don't have any experience in moving OS to SSD

All I want is a basic cheap laptop. Very fast and snappy . Was thinking about the one I found for £189 and simply adding a SSD to it.

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