Re: Recommendations for a new laptop
John Holcomb II
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So the latest and fastest is PcIE 4, but PcIE 3 SSDs are the way to go as the 4th revision just came out.
If you don’t have a PcIE slot, a sata-based SSD will still be much faster than a mechanical drive.
See, you can get both mechanical drives, or SSD drives that fit a SATA port if you don’t have an m.2 slot.
My laptop from 2011 only has a SAATA port, but came with an SSD which is a much better choice then mechanical.
Even cheap laptops now come with MvME drives.
Hope this helps!
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop
I clicked on the link provided in your message below and listened to the full article about emmc and ssd drives.
Emmc sounds like the kind of thing you’d find in a kindle reader.
What kind of drive is now faster than an s s d drive??
Rather then trying to explain it, I’ll trust the good folks at How-To Geek
Tell us what an eMMC drive is and why it should be avoided.
However, she should be sure not to get one with an eMMC drive.
Some but not all laptops let you upgrade the storage and ram options later.
I’m going to assume you’d rather not open it up at any point
Do you want us to suggest some actual laptops for you?
A great k keyboard typing experience is a m must I’d presume.
A solid state drive has no moving parts. So, unlike the standard hard drives,
---there are no moving parts.
---they do not overheat.
---they use less energy and last longer.
These days, they are quite affordable.
Also, most new laptops now come with a solid state drive by default.
…and they are faster than the traditional mechanical drive.
Good brand names are Kingston, crucial, Samsung, etc..
I would not purchase a new p c or laptop without a solid state drive.
You wrote that you will not be moving/carrying your laptop from place to place, so you can get one that may be a little heavier than a very lightweight one.
Laptops with a numeric keypad are a little bigger than those without.
I am a little dumb in this area what is considered a solid-state drive question do you like a certain brand other than another brand question