Laptop not as fast as specs claim to be.

box1de1ex

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My Asus A556UR-DM368D netbook performs at an average level even though its specs are:-

  • i7-6500U @2.5GHz up to 3.1GHz
    8GB(2*4GB) DDR4
    Geforce 930MX/Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    1TB 7200rpm
    OS- Windows 10 Pro x64
    Display- 1920*1080
It takes at least 1 to 7 seconds to open an application like chrome, while my desktop opens nearly anything almost instantly. It's specs are

  • CPU- i7-3750k OC'd@4.3GHz
    RAM- 8GB Cosair Vengence(2*4GB) DDR3 OC'd@2133mhz
    Mobo- Asrock Z77 Extreme4
    GPU- R9 380 8GB
    PSU- Corsair RM750 750W
    HDD- 5TB 7200rpm Seagate Baracuda
    OS- Windows 10 Pro x64
    Monitor- 1080p Dell something...
My friends old 2nd gen i7 HP Elitebook is also a lot faster than this. Don't know the specs though. I think its an HP Elitebook 8560P.
The laptop's specs are newer so I guess it should be faster?:):pt1cable:
It does everything else well and doesn't get stuck but it takes quite a bit of time to open an application. It also gets faster after about an hour or so:ouch::??:
By the way the display on the laptop is awful, so is the build quality, the battery only lasts for about 3 hours on WiFi & the webcam is rubbish (2MP, you cant even see a person properly), the only good thing is the touch pad.

I would never recommend this to anyone, its a huge waste of money.:fou:

So could someone please tell me a way to make this faster, and what's currently bogging it down.:)

 

box1de1ex

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I thought to do this as well but a 1TB SSD will be needed to get the same storage space as before and that's going to be expensive so its sort of not not an option, it'll probably be my last resort. Thanks anyway:)
 

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Yep, one option would be to install a smaller SSD, perhaps around 240GB+, and if the notebook doesn't have room for a second drive, move the existing 1TB hard drive to an external USB3.0 2.5 inch drive enclosure.

As for the system specs, your desktop processor is clearly faster, even without the overclock, and it has more cores. Mobile CPUs are clocked lower and designed more with energy efficiency in mind. Your desktop's video card is faster as well (and obviously wouldn't fit inside a laptop).

Many notebooks will also be set up by default to underclock their performance when on battery, so you might see better performance when plugged in, or if you change the power options to "high performance" when on battery, at the expense of battery life. Again, I agree that an SSD would likely help a lot with application load times though.
 
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