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Offline joe53

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Win 10 advice needeed
« on: November 27, 2015, 11:15:41 PM »
I need a little advice.

My workhorse desktop Dell XPS 8300/Windows 7 Home Premium system has performed well over the almost 5 years I've owned it, but I feel the need to take the plunge and invest in a Windows 10 system. This was brought home to me when I recently suffered a major Win 7 crash; the good folks here were instrumental in recovering my system.

I'm assuming there have been significant advances in 5 years, which can be a lifetime for computers.  This is for professional work, not gaming or multi-media stuff. I have always bought Dell systems in the past for convenience, but after a bit of homework I'm leaning towards a Lenovo 2-in-1 tablet/laptop system. Specifically the Thinkpad Helix 2nd Gen Laptop Tablet, but I'm open to suggestions.  It comes with an Intel Core M processor, not an i7, but I'm not sure how important that is. A 128 GB Solid State Drive more than meets my needs.

Obviously jumping from Win7 to Win10 is a big step, so any advice is appreciated.



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Re: Win 10 advice needeed
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 06:07:52 AM »
Hi Joe,

I just saw your post. I'll send you a PM later.

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Offline Maurice Naggar

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Re: Win 10 advice needeed
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 05:12:00 PM »
Hey Joe,
Just a few tips.  Buy the best processor that your budget will allow.
I've found the Intel i7 beats the socks off the earlier generation i5 in simply booting up Windows.  Also, lots faster on certain tasks.
I just bought a 2-in-1 notebook with a touch screen, last July. Love it. Touch screens open up a whole other aspect of computer use.
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Re: Win 10 advice needeed
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 02:59:07 AM »
Hi Maurice:

Sorry for the delayed reply. I ended up getting a 13 inch ultrabook (perfect size for travel) with a 2.7 gHz i7 Intel Core, and a 256 GB SSD, and 8 GB RAM. It's great! I have not worked out all the kinks associated with learning/navigating Win 10 (or the dodgy Edge browser) yet. And I'm just begining to appreciate the advantages of a touch screen - I've always used desktops before.

Thanks so much for your input!


 

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