moderated Re: new laptop
Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
Exactly, you can get a new laptop any time and why not wait and see what the next Windows 10 update includes. In any case the new Intel and AMD processors are now either released or will be very soon so if you buy a laptop in March or April you can probably get a much better deal on an 11th Gen Intel or AMD Ryzen 5000 series laptop which will then come with Windows 11 preinstalled. I have been looking at high-end Lenovo business laptops here in Canada and while they often say that they come with Windows 10 Pro and include a free upgrade to Windows 11, I haven't seen a single one yet which has Windows 11. For the most part it will be very late this year and early 2022 when we see more laptops shipping with Windows 11.
Also, just my 2 Cents worth, going from 16 to 32 Gb of RAM is a waste of money which will have little or no benefit for what most of us do and the same goes with the 2 Tb SSD. I have been playing around on the Lenovo site customizing some of the Thinkpads I liked and each upgrade (16 Gb to 32 Gb or RAM) and going from 512 Gb to 1 TB let alone 2 TB SSD) costs hundreds of Dollars. If you make sure your system can still accommodate a regular 2.5 inch hard drive you are much better off getting a 512 Gb SSD for Windows and all your applications and then to have a larger 2 or 4 TB regular hard drive for all your data.
In the end it's all about what you can comfortably spend, if your budget is between $1,000 or $1,500 then there is no point looking at systems which cost twice that much and you will find plenty of systems for under $1,500 even in Australian currency if the market is anything like Canada.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: October 11, 2021 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: new laptop
Lack of windows 11 support alone seems like a silly reason to upgrade a laptop at the present time. As long as they keep it secure, what will you be missing?
In upgrading, you need to really examine what you're actually doing with the machine. For me, for example, when i look in task manager with 16 gb ram, I find half of it unused most of the time. I'd never install 32, hibernate takes longer for no benefit to my
use. Also, processors, once you get past a core I5 or amd equivalent, are not really beneficial unless you're doing very specific tasks. Imo, save your money unless your computer is giving you a problem, better deals will happen once some of the shortages end.
On 10/11/2021 20:15, Marvin Hunkin wrote: