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These 32GB HD laptops

Discussion in 'SMB' started by TheWanderer, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. TheWanderer

    TheWanderer Striker

    Been on the lookout for a cheap laptop for the wife, it’ll be used for Social Media and website use to promote her business and MS Office use, and possibly some Apple Music.

    I can redirect all the music to an external hard disk, but is a 32GB hard disk enough to run Windows and O365 without having to constantly do housekeeping? Getting conflicting reports off the Internet, so over to the SMB!
  2. Boris Bear

    Boris Bear Striker

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  3. The first PC I bought in 2003 had an 80GB hard drive. 32GB is decent now for a mobile phone.
    TopCat likes this.
  4. MackemBob

    MackemBob Winger

    Don’t bother. 64gb absolute min as long as you have a decent sized secondary drive.

    With 32gb and software installed you’ll end up with not enough space to download the next big windows patch.

    Check to see if the laptop comes with a m.2 slot capable of pcie and you can expand it with a lightning fast drive.
    TopCat likes this.
  5. Roker

    Roker Midfield

    Mackem Bob is right. I have to support over a hundred 32GB Windows tablets and it's a nightmare.
  6. Pants

    Pants Winger

    If the hdd is 32gb I have to wonder how shit the rest of the specs are. Is it from the 90s?
    PinzaC55 likes this.
  7. Roker

    Roker Midfield

    Just big windows phones. Atom processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Windows 10.
  8. A laptop with a 32 GB HDD is hardly likely to have an M2 slot :p
  9. Good god no. Windows 10 is a fucking hog.
  10. bennett83

    bennett83 Striker

    The ones ive dealt with are shite. 32GB is simply not enough space for a windows 10 installation. When any updates fail, it basically stores them and you can't always get rid of the files, on a normal sized disc it isnt a problem as they do no harm but 32GB is easily filled and you have no room to manoeuvre. Avoid at all costs
  11. 87 Others

    87 Others Full Back

    They're a load of shit, set one up for a family member at Christmas and couldn't believe how poor it was straight out the box.
    Rainhill likes this.
  12. TheWanderer

    TheWanderer Striker

    They're brand new man!

    Loads for sale with 32GB eMMC disks in. Need a small portable laptop (< 13") for the wife to hoy in her bag with a good battery life, like i say, just basic windows and office, nowt else.
  13. Frasmotic

    Frasmotic Full Back

    Could you recommend a tablet please. Mainly for my wife to watch Netflix & FB, Youtube etc which she currently uses her big iPhone for.
  14. Rainhill

    Rainhill Full Back

    We've got one and it's shite. Had to uninstall almost everything and there's still not enough space to install Windows updates.
  15. Sam Handwich

    Sam Handwich Winger

    Where on earth is still offering 32gb hard drives
  16. MackemBob

    MackemBob Winger

    I put one in a Lenovo Ideapad about 6 weeks back to solve the exact problem I described. Granted you wouldn’t normally expect to find one, but if you have that model you can seriously upgrade the spec.
  17. googleboogle

    googleboogle Midfield

    32gb works for a while. Then windows updates cripple them.

    Go for a bigger one. You can off load updates via a usb hard drive. But it’s a pain in the arse.

    Just pay extra for 64gb.
  18. soapster

    soapster Striker

    is that the one that currys were selling. I think the OS and other stuff took about 10GB.

    I got one for my daughter last year.

    The space was not a great issue as it had a micro sd slot

    think the bigger issue may be the ram capacity, especially if she is using 2 or 3 apps at the same time (bearing in mind I don't know what ram is being offered).
  19. Roid

    Roid Winger

    I'm trying to flog one atm - honestly, they're fucking shit.
  20. Smoke Me a Kipper

    Smoke Me a Kipper Goalkeeper

    32gb is useless. With the Operating system on there it'll be about 27gb

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