Specs for new laptop for L5?

Page 1 of 1 (6 items)
This post has 5 Replies | 1 Follower

Posts 29
Georgia Schoelz | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Mar 25 2014 4:44 PM

I'm looking for a lighter weight laptop and I'm not sure what would run L5 well. I'm used to my desktop with an i7 processor and 20" monitor. Would this Acer be good, or would it be too frustrating for speed and screen real estate? I do prefer Windows 7. Thanks for any feedback!

FULL SPECS - Acer Aspire S3-391-6497 13.3-Inch

Processor Intel Core i5 3337U 1.8 GHz (3 MB Cache)
Memory 4 GB DDR3 RAM
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
O.S. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Display 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage 500 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive, 20 GB Solid-State Drive
Ports 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI
Webcam HD webcam
Sound Dolby Home Theater v4
Connectivity 802.11bgn
Battery Up to 6.5 hours
Size 12.72 x 8.60 x 0.69 inches
Weight 3 pounds
Posts 2877
Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 25 2014 9:32 PM

Just my opinion.

I would definitely want 8 GB of RAM, not just 4GB.  Other than that, I think it would do fine.

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

Posts 29
Georgia Schoelz | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 25 2014 11:01 PM

Thank you. I appreciate your help.

Posts 24534
Forum MVP
Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 26 2014 12:48 AM

A lot of users have experienced Logos running slowly when using a 5400 RPM drive so I would be concerned about using that as my Logos hard drive.

Any chance of upgrading up to 7200 or having a larger SSD on which you can install Logos?

Posts 9468
Forum MVP
Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 26 2014 6:44 AM

Graham Criddle:
Any chance of upgrading up to 7200 or having a larger SSD on which you can install Logos?

I, too, would have the same recommendation. It seems to be rare to find a laptop with a 7200 RPM drive, but unless you have a bigger SSD you're going to notice the drag without it.

Pastor, North Park Baptist Church

Bridgeport, CT USA

Posts 29
Georgia Schoelz | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 26 2014 3:48 PM

Thank you all. I'll keep looking.

Page 1 of 1 (6 items) | RSS