Need to buy 64 bit W7 Laptop- any recommendations, please?

  buel 08:48 12 Nov 2013

Hi, I need to but a 64 bit w7 laptop (i will need a lot or ram) but have always be a bit wary of using the high street names such as PC World, etc.

I would consider buying a reconditioned laptop.

Please can anyone offer any suggestions of where to get one?

  buel 08:59 12 Nov 2013

Oddly enough i see that PC World offer refurbished laptops: click here i ask please do ALL 64 bit laptops allow you to add lots of Ram?


  The Kestrel 09:39 12 Nov 2013

Lots of Windows 7 laptops to choose from here at ebuyer.

click here

  buel 10:03 12 Nov 2013

Thanks for that. Far more expensive than refurbished ones at PC World.

  buel 13:26 12 Nov 2013

Hi, do ALL 64 bit laptops allow you to add lots of Ram?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:09 12 Nov 2013

The amount of RAM you can fit will be limited by the number of SO-DIMM sockets and their capacity.

Most laptops only have two sockets - Older (refurbished) laptops will not support the higher capacity Sodimms 2 x 16Gb = max 32Gb what ever laptop you look at check the max memory capacity you may find you are limited to a max of 8Gb.

Memory sped is another factor

DDR2 SO-DIMM memory modules commonly have clock speeds from 200 MHz up to 800 MHz PC2-6400.[citation needed]

The latest 204-pin SO-DIMMs can contain DDR3 SDRAM, with specifications such as PC3-6400, PC3-8500, PC3-10600, and PC3-12800.[2]

  buel 18:16 12 Nov 2013

Thank you for that.

Please can I ask for your opinions on the following:

click here

  rdave13 20:40 12 Nov 2013

The way I do it is to find one that looks like what I need, such as this one say, and then search for its specifications. This is the spec, click here and it says there "Supports up to 8 GB DDR3 (2 DIMM)". That means you would have to buy two 4GB modules to upgrade to the full 8GB ram. Find others and do the same research to see what ran thy will support. Good luck.

  rdave13 20:51 12 Nov 2013

How's that for ye old typo, "what ran thy will support" :)

  buel 10:17 13 Nov 2013

Thank you all for that.

I guess what is confusing me now is the different processor speeds. For example, I do not know the difference betwen Intel® Core™ i3-2310M processor and dual-core AMD E-300 processor?

  rdave13 19:57 13 Nov 2013

This is quite a good comparison site, click here

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