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October 30, 2016 1:11:40 PM

In buying a laptop for someone, he uses it for school, watches videos, playes small games and I guess plays Minecraft or something on it?


The laptop I chose has 128GB SSD and I was wondering, is this decent? Or is this like a huge rip off and can you like not do anything with it?

I mean its better than the 32GB laptops but it stills 128GB storage.

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October 30, 2016 1:15:58 PM

wel it depends, I have a laptop with 1000gb of storage on it, but I'm only using about 175gb. but I have a lot of games and a few big programs on it, so 128 might be enough, but its cutting it close
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October 30, 2016 1:18:12 PM

unless they are going to download a lot of stuff or install big games it should be ok though doesnt sound a lot compared to mechanical drives

if you were installing a ssd yourself 250/256gb would be the size to price ratio to go for

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October 30, 2016 1:18:58 PM

michael1337 said:
In buying a laptop for someone, he uses it for school, watches videos, playes small games and I guess plays Minecraft or something on it?


The laptop I chose has 128GB SSD and I was wondering, is this decent? Or is this like a huge rip off and can you like not do anything with it?

I mean its better than the 32GB laptops but it stills 128GB storage.

Thank you


If it is the only drive, 128GB is rather slim. Especially if they are not into managing that drive space.
Very quickly, they'll have you on the phone asking what to do.
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October 30, 2016 1:19:44 PM

What? So 128gb ssd equals 250gb hdd?
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October 30, 2016 1:20:53 PM

No its a laptop with 128gb SSD only. Is there a way to manually increase storage? The Laptop doesnt have a SD card reader by the way.
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October 30, 2016 1:21:48 PM

michael1337 said:
What? So 128gb ssd equals 250gb hdd?


No. Size is size. Price is the difference there.
If at all possible, get the SSD. But do NOT get a laptop with only a 128GB SSD.
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October 30, 2016 1:21:51 PM

no, 128gb ssd = 128gb hdd. the ssd is just much much faster
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October 30, 2016 1:22:49 PM

michael1337 said:
No its a laptop with 128gb SSD only. Is there a way to manually increase storage? The Laptop doesnt have a SD card reader by the way.


The only way to increase is to put in another drive.
Some laptops can take a second drive. Some can't.
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October 30, 2016 1:23:54 PM

you would probably be better off getting a laptop with a regular hdd then upgrading it to an ssd if you wanted to
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October 30, 2016 1:23:59 PM

depends--some laptops you can remove cd/dvd drives if it has one and put in a second hard drive

or you could just buy a bigger ssd and swap that into it yourself

as said would depend who is using it if they are careful its doable
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October 30, 2016 1:24:00 PM

Can you maybe advice me a HP laptop max 350 dollars ?
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October 30, 2016 1:25:38 PM

why hp only ? most hp laptops are overpriced :( 
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October 30, 2016 1:26:53 PM

Eh okay but dude the laptop has a SD card reader should I use an SD card as an extra hard drive?
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October 30, 2016 1:28:37 PM

that would be soooooo slow, it would b like using a flash drive as a hard drive
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October 30, 2016 1:29:56 PM

Dude but there are some with 100mb/s is that quick enough?
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October 30, 2016 1:35:02 PM

ah, I'm not sure if that's a good deal in your country to be honest, but I would go with the hp15 instead
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October 30, 2016 1:37:05 PM

I think it looks ugly so thats why I hesitate
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a c 901 D Laptop
October 30, 2016 1:37:43 PM

michael1337 said:
Eh okay but dude the laptop has a SD card reader should I use an SD card as an extra hard drive?


No, for multiple reasons.
Slow, limited reliability, easy to lose.

Just get a laptop with a proper size drive. Either HDD or SSD, whatever fits in the budget.
240GB minimum.

For a non-techie user, I'd rather get them something with a 250GB HDD, vs a 128GB SSD.
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October 30, 2016 1:39:16 PM

well, the choice is yours. storage is gonna be tight on the 128gb ssd
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October 30, 2016 1:40:08 PM

both of those have celeron cpus for 350 euros i would have thought an i3 should be doable
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October 30, 2016 1:47:54 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
both of those have celeron cpus for 350 euros i would have thought an i3 should be doable


My stepson just bought a Lenovo laptop at WorstBuy.
17", i5-6200U, 8GB RAM.
$450 = 410 euro.

An i3 something should fit in that 350 euro budget.
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October 30, 2016 1:56:34 PM

USAFRet said:
mcnumpty23 said:
both of those have celeron cpus for 350 euros i would have thought an i3 should be doable


My stepson just bought a Lenovo laptop at WorstBuy.
17", i5-6200U, 8GB RAM.
$450 = 410 euro.

An i3 something should fit in that 350 euro budget.


yes i would have thought so though dollars to pounds/euros doesnt reflect the fact that hardware is quite a bit cheaper in the usa

but from here in the uk to the netherlands i would have actually expected the netherlands to get a bit more than i would here

certainly stuff i have looked at on highflow.nl i can buy it and pay for shipping to the uk and its still cheaper than buying it here

but guess if you insist on one specific laptop maker you arent doing yourself any favours really

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November 2, 2016 11:04:39 AM

If mincraft is the only program then it should be ok assuming nothing else is downloaded. I know in windows land updates can fill up storage space quickly which is why I always need 500 gigs or more in windows.
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