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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:12 AM
Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:37 AM
Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:43 AM
Somebody else here on the forum can answer your hardware questions but If this computer specs out like shown here then you can install a linux distro like Mint or Ubuntu and it would run very well as long as there are no hardware issues. Ubuntu or Mint would run rings around vista and your chances of getting a malware infection are close to zero.
Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:45 AM
Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:51 AM
Linux is another operating system. Depending on how you use the computer and what programs you run it is a good substitute for Windows.
Is there any problem with the computer? Is it running slow? Dell gives the option to reset the computer back to a factory state if the recovery partition is intact but you would need to backup your data first and any programs you installed after purchase would need to be reinstalled.
Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:53 AM
Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:09 AM
Okay, no problem. Somebody should be around to answer your questions. Good Luck.
Edited by JohnC_21, 17 September 2015 - 11:10 AM.
Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:33 PM
Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:52 PM
Your link in post#2 does not have a graphics card because the graphics chip is part of the CPU itself. It is a Radeon R7 chip.The AMD A10-7700K is shown here.
You can use the benchmark links above to compare the computers in your other links.
Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:54 PM
Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:10 PM
Personally, I would go with the A10 processor. If you compare the CPU marks the A10 is faster. I am not a big fan of intel graphics too which is what the computer in your first link has. Even the Radeon R7 on the A10 CPU is faster than the intel HD graphics. Because you are not going to play games, then the A10 should be fine. You don't plan on doing any graphics intensive such as using Photoshop are you?
Edit: If you have a Staples near you, you can see what they offer in the way of notebooks or desktops. They may have a good sale in the store.
Edited by JohnC_21, 19 September 2015 - 08:11 PM.
Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:11 PM
Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:13 PM
Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:14 PM
The graphics on the CPU should be fine for ordinary computer work like browsing and checking your email. It is an okay graphics chip for doing normal computer work.
Edit: the first one has a graphics chip that is part of the motherboard. The A10 has a graphics chip that is part of the CPU. The computers that have discrete graphics cards are usually more expensive. There may not be a graphics chip on the motherboard or part of the CPU so it would require a separate graphics card.
Edited by JohnC_21, 19 September 2015 - 08:16 PM.
Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:18 PM
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