Thanks so much all for the first 3 comments
So first, this is what I need the laptop for:
a) For recording high quality videos. I already bought a Panasonic video camera + (buying tomorrow) Zoom H1 for recording videos. Videos will be for my new Youtube channel (actually not sure what videos will be about yet) + videos that are recorded tutorials (me teaching)+ videos with tracks of my guitar and vocals. Hopefully also videos for a new gig to sell (also not sure what exactly–testimonials? Voiceovers? I don’t know). The Panasonic and Zoom will be for all that, and the laptop for editing the videos and sound.
I would be using video and sound editing software.
b) All the work I do as a freelancer on and off Fiverr (teaching live classes, editing, etc.—an eclectic, wide range of services).
c) Writing my book on MS Office
d) Studying (reading ebooks, using OneNote, etc)
e) I use Intuos tablet A LOT (for teaching live + creating recorded tutorials, creating art).
f) Regular internet stuff and computer stuff (watching movies, etc)
- This is what I wanted to buy, but the store said he doesn’t have it anymore. Not sure if another store would have it, but wanted to buy it there because I have $50 store credit. Still, this is over my budget.
HP 250 G5 1KA03EA
Intel Core i5
Processor speed: 2500Mhz
Model processor 7200U
8 GB RAM
screen size 15.6 inches
screen resolution 1366x768
Intel HD Graphics 620
VGA, USB, HDMI, RJ-45, Bluetooth
- The cheaper laptop that IS in my budget is this (it’s the one you all don’t like because of the 1700Mhz):
Asus X555LA-XX2884T laptop
Intel Core i3
Processor speed: 1700Mhz
Model processor: 4005U
4 GB RAM
screen res: 1366x768
Intel HD Graphics 4400
VGA, USB, RJ-45
256 GB hard drive
****these last 2 confuse me- next to “Hard drive speed” it says “SSD”
It says this in the note:
“Standard magnetic hard drives typically reach 5400 or 7200 RPM, and the higher the speed, the higher the data retrieval and read rate,
SSD drives do not contain moving components, so rpm is not relevant to them; Such drives are almost always significantly faster than conventional magnetic drives.
Many laptops come with an SSHD drive or a hybrid drive: this is a standard magnetic drive designed for storage, with an SSD component that is designed to speed up your computer. Usually, the user does not have separate access to the SSD but is only used by the operating system. The speed of such a drive will be zap (my note- “zap” is the name of this website that compares product prices) as follows: 540_0 / SSD, where the number indicates the RPM speed of the magnetic drive, and the SSD indicates that the SSD is on the drive.”
You’ve all said that 1700Mhz with SSD is too slow, so I don’t know why the first laptop–the one I wanted which is also more expensive–is just a little faster (still Mhz and not Ghz). Me all confused