- What laptop for general duties, big screen? My current 1 is dead…
My Toshiba Satellite C75 A keeps running the fan hard and lagging like hell no matter what I do. It is bloody frustrating, every 30 secs or so it hangs for 15-20 secs. I have hoovered the fan area and looked for a solution but its quite old anyway so thinking of a new one?Posted 2 years ago
I only do word, excel, powerpoint, some high res fotoshoopy stuff for fun, movies/downloaded box sets etc, iplayer, red bull tv, and have about 15 to 1e6 tabs open on chrome at anyone time…
http://www.dell.com/au/p/inspiron-15-3567-laptop/pd?ref=PD_OCPosted 2 years ago
Something from the inspiron range?
Always been happy with mine
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I had this with mine, the fan would run flat out and under heavy load the laptop would switch itself off. I took it to bits to clean the fan multiple times, made no difference. Then one time I took it apart I noticed a bit of fluff sticking out of the exhaust vent, picked at it with tweezers and out came a dust bunny the size of Belgium. I hadn’t seen it previously because it was out of sight inside the assembly.Posted 2 years agocranberryMember
As above – take it apart if you can and clear out the fluff. Think that it you were going to spend cash on a new one- what do you have to lose ?
If you really need a new lappy, get with the Dell love and get an Inspiron 17″ if you aren’t carrying it around. Buy from the Dell Outlet for cheaper prices.
Trigger warning – bare, naked components in the buff:
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX005U5PlZ0[/video]Posted 2 years agoandykirkMember
Oh good lord…. the answer is Apple. I currently have 86 tabs open plus iTunes and VLC and Excel and it runs like a dream. Does it even have a fan I have no idea. On the odd occasions it hangs when I have 100 plus tabs open for a week, when it restarts it automatically reloads all the tabs! Fantastic!Posted 2 years ago
andykirk – Member
Oh good lord…. the answer is Apple. I currently have 86 tabs open plus iTunes and VLC and Excel and it runs like a dream. Does it even have a fan I have no idea. On the odd occasions it hangs when I have 100 plus tabs open for a week, when it restarts it automatically reloads all the tabs! Fantastic!
That would be a great idea if it were an issue with windows, but its just a worn out computer, when it was working it worked fine. The software and hardware have handled my requirements admirably up to this point.Posted 2 years agoallthegearMember
Just “general duties” (basically, office apps and browsing) and a bit of Photoshop?
Seriously, an iPad Pro. Get a keyboard case and it can do everything you want, often in far better ways, but without a lot of the hassle of managing a laptop OS.
If I didn’t *need* to run virtual machines locally on my MacBook, I’d swap over in an instant.
RachelPosted 2 years ago
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