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44GuitarBoy 7 years ago
@.:A-MAN:. @Prestotron @SLEDGE

Guys, I have no clue what to do first with this thing. Here is a CPU-Z Report File on the laptop.

The reason why I don't know what to do is because I'm UPGRADING, so I actually need to know how to compare and contrast parts and specs. For my desktop, I just set guidelines. Ex. I wanted a quad core processor, an SSD, lots of RAM.

But now I have to delve deeper. And for a laptop to boot. RAM for this thing is expensive. I'd like to get a 4GB stick and use the currently installed 2GB stick to give me 6GB. :/ But like I said I dunno where to start with this thing.

It's integrated graphics are poop. Like, how can this thing be a business laptop? Is it a common misconception to think that business laptops can be used for...y'know...businesses that require better specs? Like was it foolish of me to think that this "business" laptop could be used by say, a game developer or an engineer using CAD? Like I don't understand how this thing can pump out 3D graphics at all, let alone give me 10 or so FPS in Minecraft.

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35Acerio 7 years ago
To save money, businesses will only buy what they absolutely need to put into short terms.

By upgrading the laptop, you might get an increase in FPS, sure. But getting a gaming laptop or PC would be better.
32CJ101
7 years ago
Aka good for *their* business :^)
35Acerio 7 years ago
I'm @Acerio now.


@SLEDGE and @AMAN already nailed it.
32CJ101
7 years ago
I think by "business," they meant efficient, which means skimping by with the minimal specs that are passable for that price range.
Capitalism, yo.
60.:A-MAN:.
7 years ago
@SLEDGE No, you're pretty much right.
45SLEDGE
7 years ago
A knowledgeable-ish businessman is going to buy a ThinkPad that he can carry around and do his basic stuff with without fail, and completely ignore anything on the market with bells and whistles he would never use. The money that would go to a gamers GPU, instead goes to a higher drop rating, better warranty, or high-end built-in encryption for sensitive data. They only need to store and edit basic data, and they need that data to be safe from corruption.

And that's the high-end, most business stuff is economical -When you are buying laptops for a hundred employees for data entry, you are going to choose the cheapest option possible, the "employee" business class.
45SLEDGE
7 years ago
From what I understand, business grade laptops are usually low end stuff. 99% of businesses have no need for high specs, and still run very old OS's. Most businesses only use word processors, email clients, and basic database accessing interfaces that require very little power. There are businesses that need high specs, but not many, and those ones just use higher tier products.

There are "high quality" "business grade" laptops by the likes of ThinkPad and such, which are built for reliability, but even those are often not super powerful, just well-built.


I could be completely wrong though. I haven't looked into laptops since I bought mine years ago(at which point I knew very little about hardware in general).
60.:A-MAN:.
7 years ago
Read my post on your previous status.

Also a huge issue: you're stuck with DDR2 memory which is noticeably slower than DDR3. Absolutely nothing you can do about that.

And yes, that is a common misconception. They are rarely designed to be better (spec-wise) than consumer grade stuff. If you planned on developing games on that thing I would STRONGLY suggest you stop everything and learn what parts of a computer do what (because you will not be able to do any such thing with that laptop).

What you're thinking about (for CAD and stuff) are those $4000 laptops with AMD Fire Pro and Quadro GPUs (which obviously can handle things like that).
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