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Hi I currently own an acer Aspire 5750, I have had it a fair time now and it is driving me crazy due to it's slowness especially when trying to do more than one thing at once. I am often left waiti… Read More
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7m, 2d agoPosted 7 months, 2 days ago
Hi

I currently own an acer Aspire 5750, I have had it a fair time now and it is driving me crazy due to it's slowness especially when trying to do more than one thing at once. I am often left waiting when I get messages such as "Microsoft word is not responding" or outlook is not responding or any other number of programs. Also the mousepad sticks, the hard drive sometimes freezes and I often have problems getting wifi.

My current laptop has an intel core i7 2630qm and 4gb RAM. I run windows 10. it has a 16" screen.

For my new laptop:

I do not do any gaming, but I need this laptop to be fast and still be fast when doing several things at once. I will quite often be downloading some films, converting some video files and browsing the net at the same time.

I was tempted by the Microsoft surface pro 4, especially due to it's portability. However am put off by the small screen,lack of hard drive storage space and small RAM. I was also looking at the HP sectre x360.

Budget is about £1000, although a good black Friday deal would be great.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
mrtubs Avatar
7m, 2d agoPosted 7 months, 2 days ago
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#1
Try using the Windows 10 reset option:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415/windows-10-recovery-options

Obviously make sure you're backup is functional first.

Obviously that won't cure the sticky trackpad or the slow down when you use more than 4GB of memory but your current CPU is very capable and you sound like you may be getting slow downs when you shouldn't be.

Stuff like the Surface Pro and X360 are light and portable machines and they do come with lower power U suffix processors so they don't have to lug around a big battery or get very hot. Technology has moved on enough that they're probably similar in performance overall to your current machine and as that's concentrated into just two cores they'll be better at individual tasks but don't expect much if any improvement of the overall power. Something like CPU video conversion won't be much quicker.

The direct successor to your current CPU would be the ones with the HQ suffix. Something like the XPS 15, although I don't think that's within budget.
#2
You need a pink Dell laptop then mate
#3
Sorry what do you mean by a pink laptop?
#4
Instead of buying a new laptop, have you considered an SSD? I've got a Toshiba Laptop which is around 4 years old but it was running really slow. I bought a SSD and it's like a new laptop now. I would recommend the Samsung 850 pro. You can pick them up from amazon for around £100-£300
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delboye30
Instead of buying a new laptop, have you considered an SSD? I've got a Toshiba Laptop which is around 4 years old but it was running really slow. I bought a SSD and it's like a new laptop now. I would recommend the Samsung 850 pro. You can pick them up from amazon for around £100-£300

+1 - There could also be possible issues with the HDD installed in the laptop - mrtubs please can you download and run the Crystal Disk Info utility on your laptop to see what the health stats are for it's HDD. Any of the portable versions on the download website would be fine for running on your machine - you could also download and run the demo version of the HD Tune Pro utility, as you can kick off an error scan of the HDD via that utility as well...just a thought.

EDIT: As suggested by delboye30 you could install an SSD into your laptop, along with a potential fresh clean install of the Windows 10 OS, but you could also retain the HDD (if it's health status is confirmed as okay) via the use of a 2nd HDD Caddy (if your laptop has an optical drive bay in place) or via an external USB enclosure...just something else to consider as well.

Edited By: Scotty Boy on Nov 24, 2016 20:26

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