Is this laptop good for my chosen A-Levels

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bashy345
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My current A-Levels are
MathsAS
GraphicDesignAS
IT BTEC Level3

I just bought the laptop - HP 14-bp061sa 14" Laptop
The specification are as follows:
Processor - Intel® Core™ i3-6006U Processor
Dual-core
2 GHz
3 MB cache

RAM 4 GB GDDR4 (2133 MHz)
Storage 500 GB HDD, 5400 rpm

Will this laptop be able to run fast and manage my subjects
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(Original post by bashy345)
My current A-Levels are
MathsAS
GraphicDesignAS
IT BTEC Level3

I just bought the laptop - HP 14-bp061sa 14" Laptop
The specification are as follows:
Processor - Intel® Core™ i3-6006U Processor
Dual-core
2 GHz
3 MB cache

RAM 4 GB GDDR4 (2133 MHz)
Storage 500 GB HDD, 5400 rpm

Will this laptop be able to run fast and manage my subjects

its a bit late now as youve bought it. it should be fine though. best test it out running any programs for design and IT or ask your teacher. id have preferred an i5, but i very much suspect an i3 will be just fine and you could have bought a lot worse.
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(Original post by 999tigger)
its a bit late now as youve bought it. it should be fine though. best test it out running any programs for design and IT or ask your teacher. id have preferred an i5, but i very much suspect an i3 will be just fine and you could have bought a lot worse.
In all fairness, a laptop i3 and i5 have nearly no difference as opposed to their desktop counterparts. Unless you really shell out the money, most laptop i5's feature 2 cores and 4 threads just like the i3's. Only difference is the clockspeed (which of course depends on the CPU architecture). If it were me, I would've gotten an SSD as opposed to a HDD which have less storage but run very quickly and speed up the tasks which matter to you.
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I would've gotten an SSD as opposed to a HDD which have less storage but run very quickly and speed up the tasks which matter to you.
Exactly the same here! Would've made the laptop run a lot quicker in day-to-day tasks!

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Processor - Intel® Core™ i3-6006U Processor - old processor but okay for work/browsing, slow for multitasking/heavy games
Dual-core - okay for work/browsing, slow for heavy games
2 GHz - okay for work/browsing, slow for multitasking and midlevel games
3 MB cache - good

RAM 4 GB GDDR4 (2133 MHz) - okay for work/browsing/midlevel games
Storage 500 GB HDD, 5400 rpm - okay for work, slower loading times than an SSD

I'm sure this will be fine for your A levels.
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