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Old 01-04-2016, 03:43 PM   #1
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Does that mean I can use the 2.8 GHz Processor when I turn on Turbo Boost or something?

HP Pavilion 15-ab254sa 15.6" Laptop
Processor: 2.3 GHz / 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost

For university work, I need a processor with 2.4 GHz or more for the laptop to support the architecture software I need.
But this 2.3 GHz / 2.8 GHz processor specification is making em second guess this laptop.

I went to the store and they weren't too helpful..
Does that specification mean that the laptop has 2.8 GHz processor 'speed' in turbo mode?

I apoligise in advance, I am not that computer savy.. so my question may seem silly

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Old 01-04-2016, 03:52 PM   #2
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I am an architecture student, and my current laptop is i3 processor (intel core processor 3) & it cannot support the software we need to do coursework.

Software like archicad, revit and autodesk.

we are advised to get laptops with various features, like an i7 processor.. but I cannot find an affordable i7 laptop (they are all 1,000 & above)

Other students in similar financial situations say an i5 processor works alright.. so is the HP Pavilion 15-ab254sa 15.6" Laptop a good enough i5 processor laptop, given the intended use I have for it?

Or is there another such laptop which could be better to run such software.

I appreciate any advice and assistance I can receive on this topic.

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You will get a maximum speed of 2.8GHz.

What software will you be using?
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I am an architecture student, and my current laptop is i3 processor (intel core processor 3) & it cannot support the software we need to do coursework.

Software like archicad, revit and autodesk.

we are advised to get laptops with various features, like an i7 processor.. but I cannot find an affordable i7 laptop (they are all 1,000 & above)

Other students in similar financial situations say an i5 processor works alright.. so is the HP Pavilion 15-ab254sa 15.6" Laptop a good enough i5 processor laptop, given the intended use I have for it?

Or is there another such laptop which could be better to run such software.

I appreciate any advice and assistance I can receive on this topic.

Thank you.
How much money do you have to spend on a new system?

Does the school offer any discounts or recommendations on what to buy?
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No discounts offered by the university unfortunately, but I have been able to scramble up about 500 from my saving & christmas.. And possibly a few more pounds from selling my current laptop (an ASUS X501A) and my friends old Toshiba Satellite laptop (sold for parts hopefully)

The university recommendations for a laptop are:

Memory: (RAM) 8GB or higher 8GB or higher

Hard Disk Drive: 500 GB Hard Disk Drive or 256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

Video Card (Graphics) Video RAM: 1GB or better is recommended

Processor Speed: Intel Core i-7 (2.3 GHz or higher)
AMD Vision A8 or A10 (2.4 GHz or higher)

I have seen that most i7 laptops (even with disount) cost about 1,000 or more so I have decided to settle for an i5 laptop.
there is price on an HP Pavilion 15-ab254sa 15.6" Laptop at Curry's (Link Below) but I am still trying to figure out if it is good enough. I especially haven't been able to find out detail about the video graphics card on this laptop.. and that's one of the main elements I am looking for in a laptop.

Buy HP Pavilion 15-ab254sa 15.6" Laptop - White | Free Delivery | Currys

My classmates basically have the i7 laptops of Macs but I read online that an i5 laptop could still somewhat be alright to run architecture software like autocad & revit.
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The HP doesn't have a graphics card and the poor resolution of the screen may not be great.

Something like with a AMD card may be better:

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Thank you Masterchiefxx17! :)

That laptop checks all the boxes of the school recommendations :)
(hadn;t seen it as my search was limited to the Curry's & argos website)

I am buying it now :)

Thanks again! :)
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Hey Masterchiefxx17

I am still awaiting the laptop delivery.

As birthday present, a friend of mine has given me an extra RAM 'thing' (I am not sure what it's called) but it should be just inserted at the back of the laptop.

Do you happen to know if I would be able to insert this extra Ram 'thing' at the back of the Inspiron 15 5000-Series laptop?

I was reading online and apparently more RAM boosts performance of the laptop.
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You need to post the model number of the "RAM thing".
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I'll do that when they get back, I left it at his house.



My classmate is still trying to get a laptop with an i7 processor, and is considering an HP again (but I think a different model from the one I was considering)
You can see it via the link below.

Buy HP Pavilion 15-ak085na 15.6" Laptop - White | Free Delivery | Currys

It doesn't show details about a graphics card, so I am guessing it falls short in that area compared to the dell one.
But then it also is an i7 and quad-core.. Should I advise her to get a dell like mine or is the hp one better,despite the graphics?
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