file Windows 7 - Minimum Laptop spec for decent performance

8 years 3 months ago #13521 by levyte357
Will be buying cheapish (£250 max), used laptop from surplus dudes soon, purely for business & Windows 7 use.

Will either be Toshiba, Dell, IBM, HP. (Sony's typically very expensive)

What's min spec, to get XP Pro like performance?

Will 2.0ghz Core2Duo + fast drive + 2.0gb Mem do the trick?
Will that dosh get me kit expandable to 8 gig mem?

My trusty old Tosh Centrino with 1.5gb Mem & XP Pro has served me faultlessly for 5 years, but time for something else.

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8 years 3 months ago #13522 by MAutopsy
I would keep XP, I dont like vista or 7, seems to save files in odd places, then i spend an hour looking for them..... XP platform still seems to be the most stable

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8 years 3 months ago #13524 by bitzo
why windows?
install ubuntu...ad if you want windows...make a virtual machine with virtual box

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8 years 3 months ago #13525 by levyte357

bitzo wrote: why windows?
install ubuntu...ad if you want windows...make a virtual machine with virtual box


Being a UNIX Developer, 2nd PC at home has Linux/Solaris.. smiley2

This is strictly for business use, and will travel with me...

So priority above all else is MS-Office, KAV11, Firefox, IE, Google-Earth, Foxit, Visual Studio, Toad, all running faultlessly and quick.

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8 years 3 months ago #13526 by levyte357
Seems used DELL D630 Core2Duo laptops with approx 2gb ram (exp to 8gb) are good price/performance ratio.

Any comments/opinions/experiences with these ?

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8 years 2 months ago #13758 by levyte357

MAutopsy wrote: I would keep XP, I dont like vista or 7, seems to save files in odd places, then i spend an hour looking for them..... XP platform still seems to be the most stable


Been running '7 x64 "Ultimate" on DELL D630 (Only 2gB ram) for 2x weeks, and it's definitely stronger, more polished OS than XPSP3 or Vista.

Mate is selling DELL D630s with 2gb RAM/70gb HD preloaded with Genuine Validated '7 x64 Ultimate if anyone interested.

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