What to do with the laptop the 2011-2012 school year?
There is a laptop, and not like the weak. TOSHIBA Tecra r940.
Core i5 3320m
intel hd 4000
4 Gb RAM
Conventional HDD 7200 rpm
Swiped it on the secondary market at a tasty price last year for ~230$
Looks good this machine. But there are specific issues to Toshiba with their proprietary drivers. Specifically. Windows 10 Anniv.UPD after the official release Creators Update stopped is (for some mysterious reason) the driver for the touchpad. Driver downloaded with off.the website section "support". There is only one version of the driver. However, Creators Update somehow notably slow on the laptop. Also on latest update, no problems with installing drivers, as they installed automatically. Anniversary Update there is no possibility to crank this action, because immediately updated on to the latest build of the OS.
Windows 8 also suffers from curve drivers for the touchpad. The difference is that they are installed it is normal, but che is as it often crashes "duct tape" with a sad smiley after almost every use gesture scroll or "pinch to zoom".
Windows 7 - working Quickly, as such problems has not, but was too tired, and with hibernation comes out 40 seconds. Ancient it in one word. And the laptop is often in hibernation.
Windows Vista - no drivers, but if I were, that system is pure nostalgia, to use it today it would be difficult.
Linux - dense forest. I have not mastered it on the laptop. On the PC everything was easier. And then the battery lives less than 2 times ( on Windows 4-5 hours on Ubuntu, Fedora - 2-3 hours with interference ), and TLP was before a chore to configure, and hard, often the head was parked and the heat is palpable.
Mac OS X - problems with the BIOS. Precisely because he is not digesting other people's Wi-Fi modules and embedded - not compatible in any way.
So here is the question. The laptop I use (or rather used to) for purely domestic purposes. Is the Internet to pobrodit, musanti to listen to, videos to watch, a typewriter.
Don't understand what I'm doing wrong. Perhaps there is some acceleration techniques recent Windows (lag it is not clear to me)?
And if you get into GNU/Linux that as things stand now with battery life and heating? What distro would be to put rational?
Throw a pity, to sell - many do not earn, for the new certainly not enough.
To deliver SSD like Samsung Evo 950 250 Gb, it the vents will be fine, cause the brakes to the old computers in most cases disk.
With drivers most likely need to be overcome - can be put in compatibility mode, it is possible for PCI/Ven ID find more new on the website of the manufacturer of the touchpad - but here already it is necessary to look, but only after installing the SSD. You can put HDD in the usb box or DVD using an adapter.
About what needs to be free memory - don't have to. This was just for XP, since 7 uses a different memory allocator system caches applications for quick launch.
earl.Weissnat answered on June 10th 19 at 14:33
Core i5 3320m is a good processor that will work quickly, if with cooling all is normal.
intel hd 4000 is a good video enough for everything except heavy games.
4 Gb RAM - well, it's funny, for regular office tasks no less than 8GB of RAM necessary if something big planned, something more.
Conventional HDD 7200 rpm is a beautiful thing for the backups, the system on it can not be put in any case
In General laptop with 4GB memory and HDD just have to slow down wildly.
How anyone deals with such problems?
Add memory and SSD there are no other options.
santa_Huel answered on June 10th 19 at 14:35
you can put ssd instead of dvd drive
Brenden_Terry answered on June 10th 19 at 14:37
FCU - really buggy update. Try Windows 10 LTSB pogolite what it is and try it. And SSD is a must.
Noelia96 answered on June 10th 19 at 14:39
On Mac, if you really want it easier to buy and swap the wafer on compatible.
On Linux, the similar laptop just percent a little under 5K and the screw rpm is opensuse + xfce, RAM 4GB, flies and more than happy with.
Margie answered on June 10th 19 at 14:41
1)Replace HDD to SSD
use in that order.
instead of memory and can be SSD.
Adriel51 answered on June 10th 19 at 14:43
Came to me, I will give to his wife - let him picks.