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HP Envy 4-1130US is 100$ more on amazon but comes with added 32gb SSD with 500gb HHD.
So it is not much of a deal here after you get warrenty.
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Lenovo ThinkPad X130e was first marketed to students K-12. Huh? K-12? I guess it can really hold up well around glue, finger paints and spitballs. I imagine if you own a credit card you're too old for this machine.
I think, therefore.."I-M".
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nleksan wrote:Just a heads up for anyone considering a new laptop...
A Solid State Drive, or SSD, is THE BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT you can make to a laptop (or to a desktop, for that matter, provided its components are no more than ~3yrs old i.e. Socket1156/1366 for Intel, Socket AM3/AM3+ for AMD). Sequential Read and Write speeds are 3-7x faster than any hard drive (and possibly even more so when compared to the 5,400rpm HDD's typically used in Laptops), but the Random Reads and Writes are AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE FASTER compared to a hard drive! As in, ~50-250MB/sec for SSD vs 0.5-1.2MB/sec for HDD!! The majority of disc access by the operating system is Random in nature.
However, DON'T SPEND EXTRA TO GET A LAPTOP WITH AN SSD PRE-INSTALLED!
You can get a FAR faster, more reliable, and larger capacity drive for the same price you'd pay to have it included with the laptop. I know that Dell/HP typically charge ~$200-250 for a 128GB SSD, but you can get something like the Crucial M4 256GB or (my personal favorite, and the most reliable SSD thus far!) a Samsung 830 256GB for $160-180 if you keep your eyes open for sales!
So, you not only get double the capacity, you also get 25-40% faster read/write speeds, and far better reliability!
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This laptop has 1 gig of Dedicated graphics. Most pre built, not custom have integrated graphics which is shared graphics. Not so easy to find on here or in stores. You usually need a custom built Dell, HP, Gateway or gaming computer brand to get dedicated graphics. The HD is a good size at 750 gigs. Overall, a decent bang for your buck. if you buy the warranty, Google for a coupon code. Theyre out there! Im tempted to buy one with the dedi ated card and do know what im talking about. Its not for High graphics gzming but great to have. Just sayin'........That's all......
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