Solved Shopping Laptops w/win11, what's popular?


Goldengirl52

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Before you take that step, may I suggest you use it a while longer. I have not found most of the changes in 11 to be offputting and the ones that really bothered me the most, there are ways to overcome. For me, 11 overall is a really good OS. The tutorial section of this forum has the answers for most anything one does not like. Use the search function of the tutorial index page to find what you want or browse the tutorial section in general.
Hi @glasskuter :) I wanted to apologize if I sounded stubborn about changing my laptop to Win 10 instead of Win 11 that came on it. I sounded stubborn it's because I was being so :wink:

I am liking, loving my new laptop with Windows 11 now that I did give it a chance, and so glad you and others spoke up. Everything is falling into place and I just wanted to thank, Denise (y)
:)
 

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    HP HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx
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We're happy to help. The longer you use it, you will like it even more. Let me give you one piece of advice. Do not keep your laptop in a case unless you have completely shut it down. All new laptops these days come with a feature called modern sleep which is different from the sleep we have always been accustomed to. Some people who keep their laptops in cases have reported overheating because of this feature.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.739
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    Dell Optiplex 7080
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    i9-10900
    Memory
    32 gb
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
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    500w
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    MT
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    Dell Premium
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    Logitech wired
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    Logitech wireless
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    Firefox
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    Defender+MWB Premium
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    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
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    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
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    24 gb
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    2560x1440
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    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
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    500w
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Goldengirl52

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Instead of starting a new thread, I'd like to as if there's a safe way to install Google Play so I can play some of my Android games on my laptop? I just finished reading info here on eleven forums about the malware etc. when people tried adding Google Play. Has anyone discovered a safe way to do this? There's directions/articles all over the net but I don't trust them after reading the article here. Thanks in advance, Denise PS I just found this article and wondering if it's reliable to use

Warning: Did You Install the Play Store on Windows 11? Read This Now
 

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    Windows 10
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    HP HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx
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    3.50 gigahertz AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
    Motherboard
    Board: HP 8433 11
    Memory
    14250 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 8 Graphics
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    HP 22cwa [Monitor] (21.7"vis, s/n 6CM8221G2Q, May 2018)
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badrobot

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No, I did order one, it should be here any day. I got the one I linked above, but I'll insert link here, and thanks to all for your help :)I will be back to let folks know how I like it, and also may need some help with the 11, been on 10 for some years now

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That's a good compromise between specs and price. As long as you don't go below i5 and 16GB RAM, it should be able to do what you expect it to do. But you should have gotten the 1TB drive. Unless you are okay attaching external drives for your files. Don't store videos on your laptop if you don't want to run out of storage space fast.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
    Memory
    32GB Adata XPG DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG
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    LG Ultrawide 34"
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    3440x1440
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    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
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    EVGA 600 Watts Gold
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    Deepcool Genome II
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    Deepcool Fryzen
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    1Gbps
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    "Moderna"
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    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    i7-4790K
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    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
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    MSI R9 290
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    LG Ultrawide 34"
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    3440x1440
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    Samsung M.2
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    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
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    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
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    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
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    Logitech G402
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    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
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Goldengirl52

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That's a good compromise between specs and price. As long as you don't go below i5 and 16GB RAM, it should be able to do what you expect it to do. But you should have gotten the 1TB drive. Unless you are okay attaching external drives for your files. Don't store videos on your laptop if you don't want to run out of storage space fast.
I didn't see one like this with 1 TB plus the fact I won't be storing that much on this laptop. Thank you for the heads up though, good info :wink:
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx
    CPU
    3.50 gigahertz AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
    Motherboard
    Board: HP 8433 11
    Memory
    14250 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 8 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 22cwa [Monitor] (21.7"vis, s/n 6CM8221G2Q, May 2018)
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    2023.75 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
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I didn't see one like this with 1 TB plus the fact I won't be storing that much on this laptop. Thank you for the heads up though, good info :wink:
You can probably upgrade it later to 1TB. Should be fine for now.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
    Memory
    32GB Adata XPG DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 600 Watts Gold
    Case
    Deepcool Genome II
    Cooling
    Deepcool Fryzen
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    "Moderna"
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4790K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI R9 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
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    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
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    1Gbps
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Goldengirl52

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You can probably upgrade it later to 1TB. Should be fine for now.
I don't think I looked into that before, but I will :wink: thanks again :)
 

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    Windows 10
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    HP HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx
    CPU
    3.50 gigahertz AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
    Motherboard
    Board: HP 8433 11
    Memory
    14250 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 8 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 22cwa [Monitor] (21.7"vis, s/n 6CM8221G2Q, May 2018)
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All new laptops these days come with a feature called modern sleep which is different from the sleep we have always been accustomed to. Some people who keep their laptops in cases have reported overheating because of this feature.
My laptop overheated one night, and it was just sitting on the table with the lid closed. It was so hot that it wouldn't boot until it cooled down. Since the overheating the laptop started running on the hot side and not preforming like it use too. I did a reg hack for the power plan and it did help bring the temps down. I have a tube of thermal paste and two new cooling fans that I'm going to try next.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
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    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
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