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Windows 7: Should I Buy a desktop or a laptop? Should I really upgrade now?

25 Nov 2013   #61

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
lol i would not call it slim but it is a beast glad you like it my left speaker seems to be dying on mine but their are always lemons and it is the only issue i have and im sure lenovo will replace. it im holding off to see if it gets any worse( it has some static from what seems power fluctuations even with no sound is coming out of it and is considerably lower volume than the right one now) not a fault to lenovo though the rest of the machine is spot on. as for battery i had my first major time that i had to use it for work and had no outlet available and it lasted on power saver with half brightness about 5 hours I was incredibly impressed and it seemed it was clocked at 600mhz on the cpu for that time and balanced seems to raise it to 700 and up. so overall very good work pc its not a ultra book but its also crysis three worthy lol, and for photoshop and maya 2011 rendering it handles well.
enjoy your new laptop.
Thanks a million!

One more thing, I'm seriously considering on jumping to 8.1. Using it before it's a much more upgraded version of Windows 8... Can't stand the start screen as it is for now...

One more thing, I did some research and managed to replace the touch pad drivers for a much much better one. Now the pad does not sway when I right or left click and it stabilizes when scrolling with either one or two fingers.

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25 Nov 2013   #62

Win 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64
 
 

Interesting what drivers did you use of your thinking of going to 8.1 look at the ideapad forums on lenovo community forum for what needs upgraded after.
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25 Nov 2013   #63
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It looks like you are set on a laptop. From your requirements in your first post I gather that you want more speed for video work. For that, a laptop is not the best choice.

You need a lot of CPU muscle for video encoding and the laptop CPUs just don't have that. A desktop with an i7 would be my choice.

I use a Dell XPS8300 with an i7, 8GB of RAM and a Crucial M4 SSD. Video encoding is a breeze - a lot faster than on my laptop with an i5, 6GB of RAM and an OCZ SSD.
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25 Nov 2013   #64

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It looks like you are set on a laptop. From your requirements in your first post I gather that you want more speed for video work. For that, a laptop is not the best choice.

You need a lot of CPU muscle for video encoding and the laptop CPUs just don't have that. A desktop with an i7 would be my choice.

I use a Dell XPS8300 with an i7, 8GB of RAM and a Crucial M4 SSD. Video encoding is a breeze - a lot faster than on my laptop with an i5, 6GB of RAM and an OCZ SSD.
Unfortunately I needed to go mobile for this time. I'll be saving to build a desktop for next year or two. For now, this i7 encodes me 5x times faster than the Core 2 Duo I had.

Thanks a lot for the replies.
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25 Nov 2013   #65
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Understand. Desktops are not very mobile.
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