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Old 26th May 2017, 11:55 AM   #31
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How's the battery life?

I'd give it a clean install of windows 10 and then hit up ninite.com for your installers and runtimes
Agree with a fresh install and fully patched.

Late edit: Security I use (only ever the free versions):
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For PDF I like Foxit Reader over Adobe.
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Old 26th May 2017, 12:18 PM   #32
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so the Toshiba Portege R930 arrived yesterday (i5 3320m, 250gb SSD, 8gb RAM, Win10 64)

only got a chance to have a little play last night

physical condition is pretty good, only minor gripe is the "R" key on the keyboard is on a bit of a tilt, but still works 100%

in terms of speed, it's plenty fast enough for what i need it for

any must have programs for a new laptop?

anything else i should test thoroughly? they have a change of mind policy, subject to a 15% restocking fee

cheers all
one thing you may or may not know i never, ever Defrag a SSD, it will shorten its lifespan considerably. not that i think you can on windows 10 anymore
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Old 26th May 2017, 1:34 PM   #33
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How's the battery life?

I'd give it a clean install of windows 10 and then hit up ninite.com for your installers and runtimes
not sure on battery life, haven't really played with it too much yet

not sure it came with a Windows product key, so not sure about a fresh install

or can you access the product key from within Win10 itself???

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Agree with a fresh install and fully patched.

Late edit: Security I use (only ever the free versions):
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thanks, will check them out

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one thing you may or may not know i never, ever Defrag a SSD, it will shorten its lifespan considerably. not that i think you can on windows 10 anymore
thanks, i didn't know that!
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Old 26th May 2017, 3:44 PM   #34
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or can you access the product key from within Win10 itself???
Hit start, press the little settings button (it's a cog), then click update and security, then activation, it'll tell you if it's with a key, or a digital licence.

If it's a digital licence, you'll be able to download the windows 10 installer from microsoft for your exact version, and then reinstall it and it'll reactivate automagically.
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Old 27th May 2017, 1:56 PM   #35
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Hit start, press the little settings button (it's a cog), then click update and security, then activation, it'll tell you if it's with a key, or a digital licence.

If it's a digital licence, you'll be able to download the windows 10 installer from microsoft for your exact version, and then reinstall it and it'll reactivate automagically.
digital licence, now linked to a new microsoft account

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If you can aim for 'dual channel DDR4' RAM for the best performance.
best performance? sure.
huge tangible difference? no.

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You haven't noted the Gen of the CPU's in your assessment - that makes a massive difference!
utter bullshit.
there is sweet jack all difference gen to gen, why you think everyone dislikes how intel drags its feet year after year??



@Stooge007: right click the SSD and un-check indexing... also, HerdProtect for anti-everything
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Old 28th May 2017, 5:25 PM   #37
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utter bullshit.
there is sweet jack all difference gen to gen, why you think everyone dislikes how intel drags its feet year after year??



@Stooge007: right click the SSD and un-check indexing... also, HerdProtect for anti-everything
True comment apart from the Intel 1st to 2nd gen - no massive difference since.

Herd Protect is also very good.
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How's the battery life?
just ran powercfg /batteryreport

design capacity 65,664 mWh
full charge capacity 59,121 mWh

not bad
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Save a few bucks and upgrade the hard drive yourself!
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Save a few bucks and upgrade the hard drive yourself!
i was buying new, not upgrading

and ended up with a refurb with 256gb SSD anyway
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