Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Monte Single

How long a laptop or desktop lasts depends on many factors. Some of the factors are;
The quality of the components of the machine,
How and where the machine is used,
How many hours a day or week the machine is used.
... and others I do not think of right now.

I gave my sister an inexpensive Lenovo laptop in July of 2016. She probably uses it a bit each day but I know she does not spend hours and hours, on facebook, pinterest, and games.
So she has been using that cheap Lenovo laptop for 4 and a half years. It does all the thing she wants to do. It may die tomorrow. It may last andother 4 years. It keeps instaloling the windows updates.
It cost 250 U S dollars on sale.
If it dies tomorrow, so be it.
I figure it was a good investment.
For some other people, that laptop would have been inadequate.
Getting a machine that suits your needs and your budget is the best you can do.
If money is not an issue, then you have a lot more choices.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: December 26, 2020 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Gene and All,
I've been doing quite a bit of research on the Lenovo IdeaPad in which I recently bought. I don't particularly like the keyboard, as the keys are to flat and to large, and different shapes, and when I press a key, the key goes down into the keyboard. I also read quite a bit about how long the Lenovo Laptops last, and according to what I have been reading, they only will last two years. LOL! I paid $499, so I would like it to last a little longer, but with this particular Laptop, according to the reviews I've read, this isn't going to last long. I also read this Lenovo does overheat quite often, not sure if it is because of the Intel Processor or what. I am going to take it back to Best Buy Monday, and try to get one without the num pad, as I know Best Buy don't have Laptops with the Num Pad in their stores.
Thank you all so much for all your help, as it is greatly appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

To clarify, I'm saying that I don't have the technical knowledge to discuss the chip speed and cache that would be the best buy for the money for a typical user. If you get too underpowered or undercached a chip, you likely won't be satisfied. I'm also saying that differences in brands, which chips offer faster performance and more cache, for example for the price, and which operate more cooly, if that matters, are things I don't have the knowledge to discuss along with the best specifications per brand.

It is my impression that this or that brand may have a slower chip speed, but that other technical differences may provide faster performance than a different brand with the same chip speed.. And how much such differences matter for the typical user in terms of performance per price is something I don't know.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene via
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

There are objective differences in brands and models of chips. Whether and to what extent they matter to the typical user, I don't know and I don't have the technical knowledge to discuss but there are objective differences.
it isn't just a matter of taste.

-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Pam,

Computer brands, models, processors, speakers, it is mostly a matter of what
we are used to and what we can afford.

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

And we won’t bother with the pizza or burgers.



From: <> On Behalf Of Pamela
Sent: December 26, 2020 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

My first windows computer was a Gateway 2000 tower with an AMD processor
that I got back in 2000. I was told, even back then, that AMD processors
were better. Pam.

From: Monte Single

Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 8:16 AM


Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Josh,

I am not familiar with the current line of a m d processors, but they were
all I used till a few years ago.My impression is that a m d processors are
now a better choice, dollar for dollar, than an intel.

Of course some will disagree.

It sounds like a great machine unless you intend to do serious gaming and
video editing.

From: <> On Behalf Of Josh
Sent: December 25, 2020 6:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

speaking of LENOVO laptops, I am thinking of getting the following laptop. A
LENOVO, with 256 GB solid-state NVME Drive., and I'm sorry if I posted this
before I don't remember if I did, I amD RYZEN5 processor, eight gigs of RAM,
with this configuration of computer work good with JAWS?

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