Its the semi-regular laptop recommendations thread!


#21

I’ve got one of those Dells. It’s fine (build wise… I have higher spec CPU and HD, but I’m sure those ones are alright)


#22

This.


#23

bump


#24

@1101010? can you correct some of our misconceptions pls x


#25

1TB Samsung Pro Evo 850 SSDs are normally sub 300 on Amazon and sweet as. They come with a program to let you shunt from an HDD to it via a 5 quid USB 3 to SATA cable.

However the future is an NVMe drive. Again you can find them on Amazon much more cheaply than if you buy a laptop with one built in.

TBH @Yesiamaduck is probably yer goto PC tech guy on here


#26

To confirm: I upgraded my work Lenovo from 1TB HDD to the Samsung 850 Evo Pro 1TB SSD.

I used the app to clone my old HDD.

The difference was night and day. Office 365 is clearly optimised for fast SSDs and probably other apps are too.


#27

Get one of these bad boys

https://www3.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/p-series/P51/p/20HHCTO1WWENGB2/customize?


#28

im looking for a laptop for less than £500 rather than just a drive. so the real question for my price range seems to be whether

or not :man_shrugging:


#29

For less than £500? You can grab the 1TB then.

I mean you can get by with a 128 SSD if you’re prepared to do a fair bit of uninstalling and the like. I have only 128GB in my little Mac Air and I’ve only once had a problem with storage but I pretty much don’t use it for anything but surfing.

The SSD will be much much faster.


#30

prob better off with the storage then i reck. thanks theo youre the best