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Old 06-17-2019, 03:21 PM
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Looks like my wife's lenovo is on the way out. Anybody recommend a good 15" laptop. Her lenovo isn't all that old, and it's very slow. I'll be watching this thread closely, thanx. Bob
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We have had very good luck well both Dell and Toshiba laptops, now depending on what she does, a chromebook may be a betteroption, but I have NO experience with these machines.

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I am thinking of buying an Acer with a Ryzen processor - check them out at Staples to see if one would meet your needs
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We have had very good luck well both Dell and Toshiba laptops, now depending on what she does, a chromebook may be a betteroption, but I have NO experience with these machines.

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Chromebook is a separate OS, and is available in most laptops. I think I will stay with Windows OS. Seems like CB is very limited.
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I have a Dell, and am satisfied with it, although it is very heavy.
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I have an old Dell that is still running. Windows XP! It weighs a ton. I keep it for sentimental reasons.

I have a new Dell that is very light. I bought it a year ago when my Toshiba crashed. I think my new Dell has a solid state hard drive, which makes it lighter. However, it's not 15". The graphics are excellent, and the colors are crystal clear.

It's an Inspiron 13 5000. I bought it in France when my Toshiba abruptly up and died. I'm not sure the model is named the same in the US.
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Lenovo Yoga C930.............Love it.
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Lenovo makes solid laptops. HP does too. I'm an HP user.

If you want to try the Chromebook operating system instead of Windows, I'd say Acer and Asus do the best job with them.

Dell is very popular but most people who work on computers (meaning, in computer tech and repair) wouldn't pay a dime for one. I got suckered into buying one and it was defective. Replaced it with another, and it was so clunky and hard to configure and came with so much bloatware I switched back to HP and been happy since.
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We have had very good luck well both Dell and Toshiba laptops, now depending on what she does, a chromebook may be a betteroption, but I have NO experience with these machines.

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Toshiba is out of personal computers - they were good.
Have an HP now that is OK, try to get one with intel chip. AMD chip is good for gaming, but not other stuff.
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Did you clean out old files and the start menu? If you have not run maintenance programs ask which programs to run and that may solve your problem. Also what % of the disk drive is empty? Probably 10% should be open if not more for good performance. Delete old data files.
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