It's a Asus zenbook... a 1300 dollar laptop half touchpad... it's awesome and i got away with spending just over 700 bucks for it. I am a madman in getting the best deals. But in any case, it's an i7... my first i7 laptop or computer. My main desktop computer is an i5. My desktop is my gaming computer and does perfectly fine with the games i play: Overwatch, CS:Go, League and hearthstone. So... i don't know what the advantages of an i7 really is... So, thought i'd ask. What cool things can i do or should i know about an i7?
I got a new laptop!!
I can tell you this: it's nothing to do with quality of the particular game you're using at the time. It's entirely about handling multiple at once.
Once you comprehend this, the rest will make sense.
So since i'm not using it for games. Do you mean i can render a video, search online, have a youtube video up, etc... without tampering with performance? And by performance i mean speed.I can tell you this: it's nothing to do with quality of the particular game you're using at the time. It's entirely about handling multiple at once.
as long as your fans dont get clogged up (which is increased importance with i7 as it makes them spin faster and the whole system working harder) the answer is yes. The amount more you can do at once is EXTREMELY increased.
Do note, however, internet bandwidth/speed matters a lot to pull off that kind of stuff. If it's slow it's not proof against me, it's your internet Mb being 'eaten up' by family or just generally being bad in your area/house.
Oh good to know. I heard the fans on my specific model could be better. But, as it is now... they are absolutely silent. I barely hear them when i put my ear next to it. Which is suppose to be a cool feature of this laptop, but also they told me to be aware of the potential to overheat if i am really pushing it. To be honest, i don't do anything strenuous with my laptop. It's more for work but i thought maybe to download some music editing and photo editing software bc why not. I got a powerful computer so i might as well use some of that power.
Yes. To be clear it does let you game on 'hardcore-RAM-demanding' games. When I said it will barely increase the game quality it's that the increase there is slight. If you're single-program-running, i5 can game league etc just fine, the key is in the ability to run things in the background very efficiently.
The way the chip is designed is with far more 'intermediary paths' so that if there's a way to do something by doing one thing that helps both programs run, that rarely happens with i5 but does with i7 due to more logic-gate-paths to take in deciding how to process the system's demands.
I know very little about computers... well, when it comes to the inner workings. But most of that made sense. I play music in the background when i'm gaming so that's as much as i push my i5... so that's why i think i don't notice any worse performance since i'm not pushing it much or downloading anything in the background.
What is an advantage of the touchpad mode of my comp? Anything other than being able to flip it and press on the screen?
Touchpad you basically paid for the touchpad... If you had having a keyboard and mouse and enjoy it as well as some elderly people who find it hard to aim the mouse in general and find it far less frustrating to aim their finger on the screen and tap etc, there's no other benefit there.
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8 days later
So how satisfied are you with it now that you've had a few days to take it around the block?
I really like it. It goes from off to home screen in like 15 seconds. I should time it bc it's fast. I haven't had any problems with speed. That's been fast even when i do research and have a bunch of stuff open. I also still haven't heard the fan. That thing is silent. The touch pad for the pointer is also awesome bc i get sweaty hands. Sometimes the mouse won't move bc it's too sweaty, but with one wipe of my shirt it's good. This is better than my last one since i had to always have a napkin with me bc nothing else worked to wipe it down. The sound is awesome. I wish it was a bit louder bc i'm a knuckle head and like to hurt my ears, but i guess it's a good thing i can't blast my ears. My last laptops speakers blew out bc i always blasted it. Hmmm what else. I guess that's all i can think of right now. It's a pretty sweet laptop.
9 days later
You over paid...
I overpaid when regularly with tax everyone else pays 14/15k for it? Okay... It would make more sense if you mean i overpaid bc ASUS isn't as good as other laptops... then sure, that's your opinion but i would currently disagree bc it's working more than perfectly for me atm.
It new. It should be working fine.
Just wait until 2 months from now. It going to start freezeling your PC and your ram will overload, so your PC will start going slower.
Then you will be Looking back and say wow that guy from da was right...
You should be thanking me... :) For this lovely advise I'm giving out...
Your advice sounds like a guess if you aren't more specific. In which case, i'll take it into consideration and think of upgrades to keep from that happening. So, why is it this will happen? Is it bc the fans are primitive? I know that at least. Why else do you think that will happen?
I wonder if you've already installed the anti-virus. The computer lags very often when the antivirus is running in the background.
I use windows defender, haven't added any extra anti-virus. I do have ad block on so that will block most cookies from surfing on the web. I think those two together should be enough. I might download CCleaner a little later on to clean up stuff running in the background. I don't think i need it yet though.
And how much your laptop rates according to Windows? I also have an i7 computer, but it's a desktop, and it rates 7.3 out of 10. I would like to compare it with yours and see how I can increase this rate.
I don't know how to search that... tell me how to find out and i'll tell you.
I looked up a Youtube video for finding out system rating, so if this is what you are talking about i'll post my scores:
So if it is the average of all that i'm probably around higher 7 or or low 8.
My question is do these numbers deteriorate over time? Seems like i got some good scores.
You got me curious about this so i researched. I guess your WEI score is meaningless. Bc in my case, it's the score from the weakest link which is my Disk score. That's bc it's just stock so i guess it isn't high bc of that. But everything else is pretty high. I actually bought it for the graphics and speed, so i am more glad those two are high than the overall WEI score. But in any case, i can just upgrade the disk score if i ever need it, but i don't see any reason i would need to since this isn't my gaming computer.
Open the explorer and look for "Computer", right-click and choose "Properties", you will see information about your computer. Assuming that Win10 is the same as Win7 (this one is the best of a bad bunch, that is why I still use it. I would use WinXP but it has no more support), you will see a sort of rating that gives Windows to your computer.
When I bought my desktop the rate was around 6 and I couldn't believe it because it was an i7 computer and cost me a lot. Then I researched a bit and found out that it's not just the processor that is in play when it comes to rate. So I started to upgrade several features in my computer, like the video card which cost me also a lot, I changed my hard disk for a SSD hard disk, put more RAM. I managed to increase the rate to 7.3, getting a computer of $2000.
I would like to know then that this is not a rip-off. Let me know you rate please!! Lol.
Windows 10 is different in how you find the rate. My rates are the ones i posted.
The technical rate it would read for me is 5.9. Bc the rate is off the lowest score. My Disk Score is what is the lowest so that's my rate. But if you notice, the rest of them are monster rates. All way above average. But since my disk score is low... my rate would read as what that number is bc it just goes off the lowest number. So, if i brought that up to an 8 or 9. My rate would probably be 9.
You're righ, mate. Win7 and Win10 rates are different. Win7 gives a 7.9 as the highest score, which means mine is not that bad.
Memory (RAM): 7.7
Gaming Graphics: 7.3
Primary Hard Disk: 7.9
As you said, the rate is based on the lowest number, so in my case it is 7.3 out of 7.9, but still the rest of features are really high. What I don't understand is why your hard disk rates low, when laptops are supposed to have SSD hard disks which are commonly quick.