Both of these ladies are clueless about computers. They never go on the road with their machines - both of them sit in their living rooms and read email and Facebook posts. So why in the world when it came time to get a new machine did they choose laptops?
Shari has a Dell and Lillian an HP laptop. They are both quad core AMD APUs (graphics on the processor die.) I have worked on both of them and they are S-L-O-W. Slow to boot, slow to launch anything slow to install any new software.
Both of the ladies have bad eyes and they end up squinting at a 15 inch screen when they could be looking at a 24 inch Monitor.
I've been trying to figure out why these machines are such underperformers compared to my own desktops - which are fast and responsive. I can think of a few reasons:
- A laptop CPU is quite wimpy and underpowered compared to a desktop CPU - you can't compare an i5M to an i5.
- Laptop drives are slow compared to desktop drives.
- Laptops generally have less RAM installed.
- Laptop graphics aren't as good as running a discrete video card such as I have in my desktops.
- Both of these ladies run CPU sucking security - Shari has McAfee and Lillian Norton - Lillian's machine is particularly bad as her Norton suite scans every download before you can install anything.
- I think they both have a lot of crapware running that came with the machine. I never uninstalled this stuff because who knows what they want and need.
- They never clean up their machines even though I have given them both cCleaner.
Edited by raymac46, 03 February 2017 - 10:28 PM.