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1 ) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8295680

2) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6829498
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It depends on your requirements, lifestyle and how you are planning to use the laptop.
Personally I'd go for the ASUS X509 15.6in Celeron 8GB 1TB Laptop Bundle.
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It depends on your requirements, lifestyle and how you are planning to use the laptop.
Personally I'd go for the ASUS X509 15.6in Celeron 8GB 1TB Laptop Bundle.
Going to use it for work including using alpine/debian on oracle virtual box. Would you still go for it for this use?

Also, what is the reasons to pick that one?
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which is better hdd or ssd?

pros and cons of both?

what would u pick
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Ideally I'd have both in my computer. SSD for the operating system HDD for everything else.
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Ideally I'd have both in my computer. SSD for the operating system HDD for everything else.
Which laptop is better:
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8295680

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6829498
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Going to use it for work including using alpine/debian on oracle virtual box. Would you still go for it for this use?

Also, what is the reasons to pick that one?
Yes.
I would be using for work and appreciate the ASUS for: reasonable hardware & software capabilities, easy to transport, quick recharge when battery use is necessary, good price and a reliable brand.
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your contributions are normally very helpful, ROTL94 but this is eccentric and obtuse....


OP, SSD - don't even consider HDD unless your life depends on it.
which laptop is better:
1 ) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8295680

2) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6829498
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(Original post by smartiecookie)
which is better hdd or ssd?

pros and cons of both?

what would u pick
99% ssd 240gb+ pref 512+. Night and day.


Only reason to go hdd is simply if you dont have enough money or need the storage.
SSD are so cheap these days and once used you will never go back for a boot disk.
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99% ssd 240gb+ pref 512+. Night and day.


Only reason to go hdd is simply if you dont have enough money or need the storage.
SSD are so cheap these days and once used you will never go back for a boot disk.
its between these 2 laptops
1 ) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8295680

2) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6829498


1 is ssd the other is hdd, which laptop would u pick?
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Acer has:
- quad core
- SSD
- Penteron
which the ASUS don't. The SSD makes a BIG difference to the overall speed, so I'd go for the Acer despite what londonmyst says
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Acer has:
- quad core
- SSD
- Penteron
which the ASUS don't. The SSD makes a BIG difference to the overall speed, so I'd go for the Acer despite what londonmyst says
hmm ive been told to stay tf away from hdd but im not sure why
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(Original post by smartiecookie)
its between these 2 laptops
1 ) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8295680

2) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6829498


1 is ssd the other is hdd, which laptop would u pick?
ssd is much faster tbh I wouldnt buy either and see what comes out on Blackfriday. Good applemac cloes are the Huawei matebooks for c £500. Those two are a bit underpowered for me.
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hmm ive been told to stay tf away from hdd but im not sure why
It's slow AF that's why lol
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It's slow AF that's why lol
ugh dont trust reviews then...the reviews on that asus one are like its fast....
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I'd say defo go for the 2nd one, the Acer Aspire 3 because its got a SSD for a start, if you want more space like 1TB or even more just buy an SSD and fit it into the laptop and reinstall windows. Also the Pentium has 4 cores and is just a better CPU tbh, it will help u out if ur planning to visualise systems on that machine Just make sure the SSD you buy has DRAM!
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The Acer is the substantially better laptop. Quad core rather than dual core processor, and a faster SSD over the slow mechanical hard drive.

But it's going to be the same thing I tell you every thread. I wouldn't be recommending a Celeron or Pentium grade processor for VirtualBox and running VMs.
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The Acer is the substantially better laptop. Quad core rather than dual core processor, and a faster SSD over the slow mechanical hard drive.

But it's going to be the same thing I tell you every thread. I wouldn't be recommending a Celeron processor for VirtualBox and running VMs.
Agreed!!!
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Agreed!!!
oh no is this laptop not good then
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The Acer is the substantially better laptop. Quad core rather than dual core processor, and a faster SSD over the slow mechanical hard drive.

But it's going to be the same thing I tell you every thread. I wouldn't be recommending a Celeron or Pentium grade processor for VirtualBox and running VMs.
hiiii again i was waiting for your response haha, its STILL not in stock so im p much giving up on the idea of it anyway...gonna give it a few more weeks then back to the drawing board probs!
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