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  • #16234
    kev2021
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    Hi All,

     

    So my HP i3 laptop is down as not supported by Windows 11.  It is 5 years old so whilst I’m a little surprised, apparently it *may* install and be ok but there is no support for it.

    So in view of this, I’m considering getting a new laptop but unsure what to get.

    Any suggestions?  Thinking getting 15″ laptop.

    What are peoples opinions of the Lenovo T15 gen 2? or similar?

    Have used Lenovo in work and until recently have always been pretty good build wise and not too many issues with failures etc.  The last decent machine we have in work was probably the T470/470s, after that we switch to L380/390 Yoga’s and then it started to go down hill some what hence why started looking back at the t series but seems Lenovo have changed the names?  Last I knew the T series was T450/460/470/480 and maybe a 490? but now its T14, T15 ?

    Thanks

    Kev

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    Grisu
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    Keep it as long as you are happy with it!

    No reason only because it is not officially support by Win11 not to use it in future.

    They did it only to be able to completely ignore complaints on this platform, but they never did their job even if it is supported, so what – will make no difference!

    #16239
    kev2021
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    oh I plan to keep it and use it as a spare for basic stuff but thinking get a machine supported as it is 5 years old now and that way should all be ok rather than some devices not showing drivers etc as no driver for it :)

    Thanks

    Kev

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    Lenovo is a Chinese brand, so a consideration as always. Dell is my preferred manufacturer as well as MSi – but depends what you need the laptop for (Gaming – Work) and how deep your pockets are.

    Any preferences over Processors, as Intel have just launched there  Intel Alder Lake (12th-gen) processor, which is the best out there and AMD cannot match currently.

    Alas only available for PC at the moment, so a waiting game for laptops etc.

    There is always MacBook Pro with there M1 Max chip

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #16241
    kev2021
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    Interesting, I have used a Dell and  I have to say, not impressed at all, poor build quality, keyboard not great to use, numerous defective machines straight out the box, issues reported to dell and they are unable to resolve as issues are duplicatable.

    I’ve had good experience with Lenovo and HP, prefer intel processors overall, never been a fan of AMD. Mainly use as a work machine, don’t play games hardly at all now.  10th or 11th gen CPU be ok I think.  Will be mainly used when away so not as a main machine.

    For mac, i have a 2012mac mini i use, its not that good now, even with ram added, takes several mins to boot up, it has gotten slower since each new OS came out and its currently running the max os it can i.e. it cant take the last 2 OS’s i think as not supported.

    The mac minis shot up in price though, I’m sure i only paid around 300-400 quid for mine but the new one is £699 and if u want 16gb ram, add £200 and 10gb nic, add £100 so effectively 1k… bit extreme as i don’t use it all that much to warrant the 1k.. have it as bit more secure than windows and to get familiar with mac os :)

    Kev

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    Shame Sony stopped producing laptops a few years back, as they where my go to device manufacture, which is why I switched to Dell.

    Even Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) rocked his Dell Alienware M17x Nebula Red Laptop back in the day

    Kidding aside, Dells XPS range always rate well so I am surprised you have had such a poor experience.

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #16257
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    There isnt really any difference in Win11 to Win10, they scratched only on the surface.
    Sure they will bring new features for Win11 only and Win10 will get security and bug fix till 2025 to make a difference.
    But if your machine is running Win10 with last drivers it will run Win11 the same way with any CPU or support by Microsoft.

    Right now it isnt a good time to get electronics, you would have to wait till end of next year to get adequate prices again.

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