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Old 17.06.2015, 19:29
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Re: In need of laptop recommendations

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Thanks very much Noth.
- It will hardly ever travel
- Numeric keypad is definitely not needed.
- I'm very happy with my 14" Dell, so a 13"-14" would suit me just fine. I certainly don't want anything larger than 15.6".
- SSD vs HDD. I don't believe I've ever had an SSD. My laptops have always made noise! Is it worth the extra expense? I would prefer faster performance and don't need large storage (will use an external).
- If 1920x1080 is low res, what is decent now?
- If no Intel Pentium processors, then what would you recommend?
- Processors: for the cheap, get a Core i3, i5 for better performance
- SSD speeds up the system gynormously but the prices are yet to match HDD. 256Gb is enough, 512GB is better. And SSDs have no moving parts, they're just chips, so no extra noise.

- 3200x1800 is nice. Don't go for anything less that 2560x1440. The scaling technology is there, Windows 10 will improve it.

P.S: is this laptop not moving house but living on laps? If so weight (and sometimes heat, which no one can measure without trying) can be an issue.
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