Hi Guy's, some of these questions are really basic, sorry if they annoy anyone
I appreciate you get a lot of these questions coming up. Basically I'm trying to find out how worthwhile it would be spending an extra £250 on the Lenovo laptop which is £599. The HP one is £349. They are both 2 in 1 convertible laptops/tablets which is the direction I want to go in.
I've copied the template as advised in the sticky thread
They are both 11.6". I'm going to include the direct links to PC World but I don't expect you to open the links necessarily so I'll highlight the main differences in spec (in terms of what catches my eye)
I'd also love some feedback on........
....how good the Lenovo processor is as I can't find a "Benchmark" score for it so I can compare with other processors.
.... Also I've never had a SSD hard drive... do you think I'll notice a difference in performance/speed if I had one?
......Also I was wondering if the higher resolution on the Lenovo will be obvious or insignificant?
....... If I want Windows 10 is it better to get a laptop with it pre-installed or does it make no difference and I can just download Windows 10 as an upgrade over Windows 8.1
Thanks to anyone who takes the time to look at this. I have tried reading around on some of these issues before posting
Lenovo, Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30 (I really want to know if this processor is significantly better than the one below), is the fact this processor is capable of "hyper-threading" of real relevance?
HP, Intel® Pentium® Processor N3700
Lenovo, 8GB, (Do you think this extra 4GB of Ram will be of any great benefit to me?)
Lenovo, 128 SSD (Do people notice a significant improvement in speed/performance with SSD?)
HP,1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm
Lenovo, 1920 x 1080 (Do people think the higher resolution is worth paying for?)
HP, 1366 x 768
Lenovo, windows 10 pre-installed (Shall I only go for Windows 10 pre-installed or does it not make much difference who installs?)
HP, windows 8.1 with free upgrade to windows 10
Although I don't use my laptop/tablet for many different tasks and programmes, the ones I do use it for are quite lengthy in terms of time. Basically I probably spend a minimum of 3 hrs a day on it, and more at the weekends (MS Word, Internet, Films, E-mail)
Laptop or Desktop?
2 in 1 laptop/tablet
My budget for the new computer is:
£349 to £599
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
E-mail, Microsoft Word, Web browsing including streaming films. I'm a full time student and spend a lot of time using the laptop both for pleasure and study
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Nothing outside the ordinary. MS Office mostly
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Will you be overclocking?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
How many monitors are you planning to use?
Just the one it comes with
Do you need peripherals? OS?
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
To go from a plain laptop to a 2 in 1 laptop/tablet and to have something that runs faster than my current Lenovo laptop which is about 3 years old.
Edited by ajones2703, 23 November 2015 - 01:00 PM.