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#1 zandtao

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:38 AM

Dear Forum,
 
I am looking to buy a new notebook. 
 
There are 3 factors I am considering for the way I use my computer.
 
i7 or i5 
Hard drive 750 or 500Gb
8 Gb/4Gb ram
 
I have discovered that where I get my notebook if I want i7 and 750Gb I cannot increase the ram to 8 Gb without invalidating the warranty.
 
If I get i5 and 500Gb I can increase from 4 Gb to 8 Gb without invalidating warranty.
 
I want to run Windows 8, and the notebooks are Asus which I have been advised are reliable in my area. I am not a gamer.
 
I am loathe to change shops because of their service.
 
I have always preferred increased ram, I increased it and everything seemed faster.
 
I would welcome comments.
 
Hope you are keeping well,
 
All the Best,
 
BillZ
 
 
 
 


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:28 AM

 I'd get the I5 with 500 GB hard drive and 8 GB RAM.  Come to think of it, that's exactly what I'm running right now.   :busy:  I believe the I7 is overkill, and in 2.5 years I'm only using 99 GB disk space.  I got by for a good while with 4 GB of RAM, but I like to start a whole lot of browser sites, and the 8 GB occasionally makes a difference.  YMMV.

 

Good luck.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

#3 zandtao

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:00 PM

Thanks for the advice - the same as another forum.

I have accumulated too much data so will have to trim it - just time-consuming. I could easily keep some of the data as external storage.

Your point about browsers is also good as I tend to do the same thing.

Edited by zandtao, 17 June 2014 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

 Re external storage, you can buy a 1 TB drive for $60 and a 2 TB one for $85.  Then you could run a system backup program to the external drive and have everything backed up.  I use Easeus Todo Backup Free which works great and is free for home use.

 

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:12 PM

I use external storage already. I tend to just copy files - not keen on backup software as I don't like backup software formats.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:28 AM

I have bought the 500Gb 8Gbram computer, thanks for the help.


Edited by zandtao, 19 June 2014 - 09:29 AM.





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