If I am in the wrong section I apologize, This is a mix of sections!
I am currently thinking of upgrading my laptop to Windows 10 from Windows 7.
The issues are, I upgraded to Windows 10 in late 2016 when MS were pushing the updates to everyone, it was early days but everything seemed to go ok until I was copying some large files to my external HDD when I realized the speed was extremely slow. After some digging I found that the drivers for my USB 3.0 ports "didn't exist" for Windows 10 (according to Samsung), this had my ports running at USB 1.0 speeds.
I reverted to Windows 7 in January 2017 and have been here since.
The main reason I upgraded in the first place was the laptop always seemed sluggish, especially on and after boot and on shutdown. I thought Windows 10 may have fixed this but I now suspect I need a RAM upgrade and possibly a HD upgrade.
The laptop is a Samsung NP350V5C-S02AU (specs below)
I am thinking of upgrading with another 4gb of RAM (have spare slot), and upgrading to a 500gb SSD or possibly 1tb SSHD.
My questions for you fine people is:
1. Should I go for the SSHD ($89 for 1TB) or the SSD ($309 for 1TB, $169 for 500GB)? I don't really game much or run any super heavy programs, MS office is about the bulk of it lately.
2. If I do get the SSD, can it be changed to a newer laptop down the line if need be? Obviously nothing is "future proof" but at the moment are all laptops pretty much the same connection as the HD I would be buying for mine?
3. Is there a way for me to find out if my laptop and its components are compatible with Windows 10 now? A lot can change in almost 2 years.
4. Am I only wasting my money on this laptop? Should I just leave it as is and think about buying another in a few years when this really dies?
Thanks guys, heads melted from it!
4GB DDR3 Memory
750GB SATA II Hard Disk Drive
15.6" LED LCD HD, Anti-Reflective Display
Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
AMD Radeon™ HD 7670M Graphics
DVD Super Multi Dual Layer Drive
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
System Colour: Titan Silver
Processor: Intel® Core i7™ 3610QM Processor (2.30 GHz, 6 MB)
Main Chipset: Intel® HM76
System Memory: 4GB (1600MHz DDR3 / 4GB x 1)
Memory Slot: 2 x SODIMM (Upgradeable to 8GB)
LCD: 15.6" Thin Bezel LED LCD HD (1366 x 768) 16:9, Anti-Reflective Display
Graphics: AMD Radeon™ HD 7670M
Graphic Memory: 1GB DDR3 (Ext. Graphic)
Sound: HD (High Definition) Audio
Sound Effect: SoundAlive™
Speaker: 3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2)
Integrated Camera: Webcam
HDD: 750GB (5400 rpm SATA II)
ODD: DVD Super Multi Dual Layer
Wired Ethernet LAN: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless LAN: 802.11 bg/n 1X1
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, DVI, Headphone-Out, Mic-In, Internal Mic, 3-in-1 Memory Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC), RJ45 (LAN), DC-In Power Port
Security: Norton Internet Security (60-day Trial), Boot Up Password, HDD Password, Kensington Lock Port, Samsung Recovery Solution
AC Adapter: 60 Watts
Battery: 6 Cell - 5.3hours (BatteryMark), 4 hours (DVD Play)
Edited by fado5, 27 July 2018 - 10:39 AM.