Originally Posted by raclimja;15590642
I never remember I asked for your opinion.
Also, your claims that an ssd is just 2-3 seconds faster is laughable
You clearly haven't seen a laptop installed full of junk and since the computer would be used by his gf, I bet she has really good idea on how to " optimize" her computer.
Last time I checked this so-called "junk" was removable.
I also laughed at your second sentence. I never said an SSD is 2-3 sec faster in general, I said Word starting 2-3 sec faster.
She has a BF who posts on OCN, the chances for him removing all the unecessary software are quite big. Chances are she will also have a ton of music and pictures like most girl. Should she buy an external HDD, so she can carry that AND the laptop? By your logic she should also install the SSD by herself, which is no easy task on some models.
A normal HDD is fine.
Originally Posted by Xinoxide;15590663
<-- has seen SSD's improve battery life from 3-4 hours to near 10 hours.
Also dependent on the backlights power draw.
I would hop on the SB Celery and nab an SSD. Most students wont need that much space.
However, if shes going to put things non school related on it like music, pictures and video, reasons for having an SSD is nullified and she basically takes the idea of a full school days work on the laptop, tosses it out the window so that she can lolligag on it.
Sorry, but your claim that an SSD can improve battery life from 3-4 hours to 10 is nothing but laughable and a lie.
I've seen SSDs both reduce battery life and improve, and even if it does improve it's nothing close to 3-4 hours. I also suggest you read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-hdd-battery,1955.htmlEdited by Stefy - 11/6/11 at 4:24am