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Hp Envy 15 ae109na or Lenovo Thinkpad 500

by Dover321 / February 2, 2016 1:30 PM PST

I'm a student looking to buy a laptop that can handle fairly demanding software (CAD)

I've down too these two laptops but need advice from someone who knows a lot about this sort of stuff.

So the Hp has i7, 12GB ram, 1TB hard drive + 128gb ssd

The Lenovo has i7, 16GB ram, 1TB hard drive

I'm wondering whether the hp's 128gb ssd or the lenovo extra 4gb ram will make the biggest difference in terms of performance. The Hp is also £150 more expensive. If anyone could advise which brand is more reliable/better in general that would also be helpful

You can probably tell I only have a very basic knowledge of this stuff and any advice would be really appreciated, Thanks

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That ssd is too small.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / February 2, 2016 1:40 PM PST

And I know my colleague Bob would not go HP because of past problems.

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by Dover321 / February 2, 2016 1:55 PM PST
In reply to: That ssd is too small.

The spec says:
Hard drive: 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
Hard drive (2nd): 128 GB M.2 SSD

so is that ssd too small to make a significant difference?

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The capacity is the problem.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / February 2, 2016 2:01 PM PST
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You'd soon run out of space. Could you pop a larger ssd into the Lenovo?

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For me the Lenovo wins.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2016 1:53 PM PST
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Lenovo pre-installing spywares
by Bajafej / February 3, 2016 7:54 AM PST

The worst thing about Lenovo is there pre-installing spywares..

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You mean their run of SuperFish?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2016 8:21 AM PST

That was over a year ago. Haven't seen it since. Can you be more specific?

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you are right, it was called superfish
by Bajafej / February 5, 2016 12:42 PM PST

I thought we were done with that earlier last year but they were caught another time with the same mistake, i am not an IT professional but i had Lenovo laptop and i made some research on it and this is what i remember that they had that issue

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So we should open the thread to all data collection now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2016 12:54 PM PST
In reply to: please read this

Here's a top ranked Linux distro being blasted over data collection.

Such collection is now the norm as OS and machine makers log information to find out what crashed and maybe why. Along the way folk may debate if this is a good or bad thing.

All I ask is if you are going to open the box, show that everyone is in that box.
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