Much to my own surprise I just bought a new laptop. It is not even one I thought I would buy.
My old Lenovo laptop has been playing up or rather the touchpad has. I replaced the touchpad recently and all was sweetness and light for a while but it started playing up again. I know I could quite successfully use a USB mouse but I hate things that don’t work properly especially as it is only just over three years old.
I have been almost absent mindedly browsing Lenovo, Acer etc websites looking at laptops for about $2000 when I came across this laptop on Dell reduced from $2300 to $1400. The specs looked OK - 1Tb SSD, i7 processor it had a 15" screen (I prefer 14" for no good reason) among other things so on Sunday I ordered it and it arrived today (Tues) I was pretty pleased with that.
It has Windows 11 installed but I actually like it better than Win 10, or at least I like the Start menu better. I used a local login and am currently downloading and installing all my favourite programs and transferring files from the old laptop. Deleted as much of the bloatware as I could Mcafee, Office 365 etc and turned off as much M$ spyware as I could.
More than enough for what I do with it. It is basically my travel computer I use a desktop most of the time but I am finding that even at home I am using the laptop more.
Apart from the laptop this replaces I have two others. A 10" netbook which as I speak I am restoring to factory defaults so I can give it away and an even older Lenovo which suffered badly from having WIN 10 installed on it. They are both as slow as a wet weekend but the latter is handy for pointing at automatic routine jobs where time is no object (I am very fond of batch files)
Out of all of my laptop experiences, I am back with Dell as my favourite. I’ve just upgraded this one to 1T SSD and 16 RAM. I would have uprated the RAM further, but as I had 16 going spare to fit in the DELL 17", that was what I fitted
Probably a discontinued line, it has two USB A type ports, all the new computers are USB C ports including the power supply in some. I am guessing but I suspect that is why there was such a big reduction from list price
I hate this part. I just reset my computer to factory. I downloaded a new copy of windows, rather than using the image on the Hard Drive. I was astonished that I had to download Windows 7, then update to 10, then update to 11. Seemed like a weird way for Microsoft to go about it. The I had to get rid of all the bloatware. To my amazement my Chrome bookmarks made the jump no problem. My video card is working much better though. I too am enjoying Windows 11 so far.
Neither did I. I just followed the prompts for downloading a clean copy of Windows. This is also a new computer that came with Windows 10. Whole thing seemed stupid, but I have to admit my machine is working better.