Brand New Laptop Running Incredibly Slow

Your_Buddy_Aether

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I got an ASUS VivoBook E403SA-us21 for college. I unboxed it at college, and at first startup the computer ran incredibly slowly. Browsing the internet was almost impossible. Everything I do in a browser lags.

I purchased the model after reading lots of reviews like this one saying that it has decent performance for a cheap price. Is there something wrong? How would I fix it? (I know it's not the college wifi itself, which was in the red/hot zone on speedtest.net)

I would really appreciate any advice
 

ebm9000

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Open task manager, and look at the CPU and RAM usage. Is there something that's hogging it up? I understand it's a Pentium, but that shouldn't hold it back on basic tasks like browsing online.
 

Your_Buddy_Aether

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Yeah task manager is normal. I tried changing the power plan useage from 5% to 75% minimum processor useage but no dice.
 

dudeman509

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What about disk usage?
 

Your_Buddy_Aether

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Roughly 20% CPU, 45% memory, at most 20% of disk. Actually, my disk usage is at 0% a lot, that can't be good right?

Network is at 0% as well.
 
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Well, its a two year old post and the auther might have changed the laptop in this duration, but I think its worth mentioning my opinion. I got an Asus laptop yesterday and it is also running very slow. It is so dead slow that I can't even open chrome. I noticed there were lots of bloatware which were hogging the RAM and Disk usage. While it might be a normal thing for 4GB RAM on Windows 10, the bottleneck is on Disk Speed. Its 5400 RPM 1 TB disk which jumps to 100% IO utilization when any program is opened. Basically it struggles when cumulative utilization is more than 30MBPS. I can't believe they are still installing such legacy drives in laptops.

Luckily I have an empty m2 ssd slot so I will be upgrading the RAM and add an SSD into it which should solve the issue.
 

rgd1101

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slow rpm drive is safer for laptop, and much cheaper then ssd drive.
 

dudeman509

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W10 just basically murders platter drives on boot. Too much background junk starting up. Eventually it will cache/prefetch it all so it starts up faster until a boot is interrupted or a complete restart (like after Windows updates) is forced.
 
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