Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by psycherelic, Dec 6, 2009.
SSD speeds things up massively - especially when you're booting up the machine.
Sure. I'll try to find time tomorrow
With regard SSD they aren't essential, but very nice to have. For less demanding stuff, your hard drive is the thing you are waiting on most. I've fitted them to quite old machines and they've made a huge difference to how responsive the PC feels.
Right. Waiting was ticking me off with my last laptop. So SSD sounds like a solution. Ok, I am open to having one as long as a dufus like me can attach it to the laptop.
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You don't need to. Unless someone told you, you may not know you had one as they do the same function as a normal hard disk.
Pretty much what I got about 6 weeks ago, except I opted for 8gb RAM, just to make Handbrake run a bit faster. Didn't bother with an SSD, as I'm not particularly arsed about quick booting, and no program I use requires fast writing.
Good morning, do you guys have any more recommendations?
This Acer looks good top of your price range though. Most recent, 7th generation, processor & a decent sized ssd
Acer Aspire E5-575 £550 @ ao.com or saveonlaptops
What are your first impressions? As sturdy as the older models?
Yep. I've previously had a couple of T23s and a T60, and it's just as solid.
I've got several T430's, 440's and 450's on my ebay watch list at the moment.
I might have been prepared to pay up to £500 for this if I was around near the end of the auction, but alas I missed it.
I definitely much rather get a good second hand Thinkpad over a brand new Acer all day long.
I had a look at Acer's for you. They don't seem as well specced on the more basic models.
They look like a nice bit of kit. Will definelty be in the running to replace my T60 later this year. See you can get an i5 a fair bit cheaper, which would be fine for me as I also have a desktop.
Many thanks to yield and UnderAnOpenSky
Have not made the decision to buy yet. So far, as I've gotten past the laptop withdrawl, I've been able to clean my room, go for 2 bike rides, cooked every day, ironed 5 shirts, cleaned the bathroom, folded away woolens.
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