- IT advice please – business laptop
I am getting a new laptop for work and have been asked to pick one from PCworldbusinessthingy place.Posted 5 years ago
I need a lighter machine for carrying round each day.
Is there really much difference in speed between processors, or is it hyped BNG time? (i3 vs i4 vs A6…)
Will I miss a DVD drive? (Memory stick FTW etc)
How much is not having a VGA connector a problem – I presume most projectors etc now run off a USB port?
And is windows 8 really that bad?dhMember
It must have some sort of video out surely, dvi perhaps?
I think win8 is good, but if you don’t like it you can get start8 for £5 to get the old start menu back a la win7.
I haven’t used DVD drive for ages , we have a USB DVD drive in the office we share if we need to access discs.
I’d always look for more ram over CPU grunt tbh, unless you do a lot of video/photoshop etc
If you can afford, SSD drive is v goodPosted 5 years agoStonerSubscriber
id be onto one of these like a big cat
or even on eof these, X1 CarbonsPosted 5 years ago
Budget is not that big….£500 and I need a monitor and keyboard/mouse for working in the office.Posted 5 years ago
Choice it seems:
I presume most projectors etc now run off a USB port?
That is quite a big assumption. Most projectors sold today MIGHT support USB and probably do support DVI or HDMI. Even if it does support USB you are assuming you have the necessary drivers etc – fine if it is ‘your own’ projector but if you turn up and have a few minutes to get set up and running its not an assumption I would want to make. However I go to a lot of places that are still using 5+ yr old projectors where the only thing is is set up for is a VGA cable (other options may exist but the cables etc are not provided.
However, you can get adaptors to give you VGA out from USB, you need to remember to carry them and it will take another small chunk from your total budget.Posted 5 years agospideymouseMember
get them to plan for the future, a laptop with SSD has virtually no moving parts so is more durable and will out last a normal hard drive. Also less time wasted waiting for the computer so you can get on with your work. I’m my opinion its a no brainer. I’m upgrading my whole company to laptops with SSD’s.Posted 5 years ago
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