16 gb RAM, i7, 2 TB harddrive vs 8gb ssd 1tb harddrive i7

jeannieupton20

Estimable
May 2, 2015
10
0
4,560
0
I open 40-50 tabs at the same time generally for research and have 10-15 word documents and similar number of powerpoint documents open at once.

Have a fast internet connection but want to be able to open internet pages quickly and leave open tabs and click on them a day or two later and open them quickly.

Powerpoint I ideally would like to open quickly and switch between word and powerpoint quickly.

Intel® Core™ i7-4770 processor
Windows 8
Hard drive: 1 TB & 8 GB SSD
Memory: 8 GB

(HP ENVY Recline 27-k210na Touchscreen All-in-One PC)

with

Windows 8.1 64
Intel® Core™ i7-4790T
NVIDIA GeForce 830A (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)
68.6 cm (27") diagonal Full-HD IPS anti-glare touchscreen
16 GB RAM and 2 TB storage

(HP Envy Recline 27-k470na All in One)


Or a Surface Pro 3 i7 512gb
 

jeannieupton20

Estimable
May 2, 2015
10
0
4,560
0
I think it is a cache, not quite sure, details are here:http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/desktop-pc-monitors/desktop-pcs/all-in-one-pcs/hp-envy-recline-27-k210na-touchscreen-all-in-one-pc-10016063-pdt.html#cat-0 I looked at pc world as they also have a policy which covers you against accidents and each year will check your system to speed it up to peak performance although that may just be defragmentation and removing downloaded files which dont otherwise do anything, and I can run a windows program to do that I think.

Hp offer the larger ram and no accidents but a helpline and return up to 3 business days max.http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04542478&doctype=data%20sheet&doclang=EN_GB&cc=uk&lc=en,
 

Mugglensu1984

Distinguished
Jul 24, 2008
51
0
18,610
10
Go fot the 2nd

Windows 8.1 64
Intel® Core™ i7-4790T
NVIDIA GeForce 830A (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)
68.6 cm (27") diagonal Full-HD IPS anti-glare touchscreen
16 GB RAM and 2 TB storage

(HP Envy Recline 27-k470na All in One)
 

Mugglensu1984

Distinguished
Jul 24, 2008
51
0
18,610
10
Not by much though. The 1st choice is also very similar except with less ram. But you can always add more ram later. so if the first is cheaper then you might want to take that.
 

jeannieupton20

Estimable
May 2, 2015
10
0
4,560
0
Thank you very much, the first isn't cheaper. Could a ssd drive be replaced in the future? I heard ssds can degrade quickly so within a year could lose a fair bit eg a loss of 100 from 400 or 500 speeds.
 

jeannieupton20

Estimable
May 2, 2015
10
0
4,560
0
Is it likely that the one in that computer is good? Which computer is likely to be faster and keep running all those things faster when they're all left open for a few days?
 

Mugglensu1984

Distinguished
Jul 24, 2008
51
0
18,610
10
The one with the ssd cache will be slightly more faster.

When you repeat the tasks you usually perform, those files will be put into the 8GB ssd cache. So when you do them again those frequently accessed files and programs will open faster.

This in a nutshell is the job of a cache ssd.

It's like ram for the hdd, you know?
 

jeannieupton20

Estimable
May 2, 2015
10
0
4,560
0
If I've opened a powerpoint and I open another powerpoint, is the program in the cache hence will open faster due to ssd or being a new instance of it, not open lots faster. Once open is it run by Ram, the scrolling up and down, opening menus etc?
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
G Laptop General Discussion 3
A Laptop General Discussion 1
M Laptop General Discussion 1
J Laptop General Discussion 2
T Laptop General Discussion 1
M Laptop General Discussion 8
N Laptop General Discussion 2
psycrow395 Laptop General Discussion 1
Q Laptop General Discussion 2
R Laptop General Discussion 8
C Laptop General Discussion 1
K Laptop General Discussion 1
G Laptop General Discussion 1
K Laptop General Discussion 1
J Laptop General Discussion 1
G Laptop General Discussion 3
A Laptop General Discussion 4
NoClue Laptop General Discussion 2
C Laptop General Discussion 1
G Laptop General Discussion 6

ASK THE COMMUNITY