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    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 6th Sep 17, 6:50 PM
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    Curry's Laptop Advice
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    • 6th Sep 17, 6:50 PM
    Curry's Laptop Advice 6th Sep 17 at 6:50 PM

    I went to Currys at the weekend and was interested in buying a laptop and then was put off as I didn't realise that it didn't include Microsoft Office and that the 2016 software would cost an extra 110.

    However, through my employer, Microsoft have offered me the software for 10, so the interest is back on.

    I therefore went back to Currys to buy the laptop. It is a Lenovo, has 4GB RAM, 1 TB memory and an Intel Celeron processor. However, the assistant said that after installing Office and saving some typical files such as photos, that the computer would significantly slow down and that I would therefore be advised to buy a 2TB memory upgrade, which I went against.

    Is this true? I understand that the Celeron processor is not the fastest but I didn't think that with a seemingly big hard drive that the computer would slow down so much, relying so much on the processor for speed. Or does it seem like the assistant was more trying to upsell something that I didn't particularly need?

    Could anybody confirm if and how much the computer would slow down over time. Many thanks.
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    • maddogb
    • By maddogb 7th Sep 17, 2:53 PM
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    None of that justifies an upsell from 1TB to 2TB.
    Originally posted by AndyPix

    I never said it did, I was just correcting all those that stated the amount of data on a hdd does not effect it's performance.
    I imagine the salesman has only been part listening to some training he had, a much better upsell would of been a SSD and a usb casing for the 1TB junk
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 7th Sep 17, 6:41 PM
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    FYI, RAM = memory; 1TB and 2TB refers to disk space, as I'm sure you know by now.... Terrible CPU by the way. Suggestions coming...
    OK so your demands aren't great but treat yourself to an SSD and a half decent CPU....300
    Laptop prices have gone up in the last 6 months and so, for your budget, others may suggest a referb Dell from somewhere like this

    PS. Question. Where is your "historical work" stored at the moment? You need stuff in 2 places; a 128GB SSD (fast!) is a little small - that's why I'm asking where you store stuff now.
    Originally posted by grumpycrab
    Even this five year old refurb; at 157.50 would outperform the 300 HP and pretty much anything else on this thread.
    Goodness know why so many choose to ignore the OP's upper limit.
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