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    Laptop upgrade - SSD or more RAM?

    Great - many thanks Ian, that's been a big help!
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    Laptop upgrade - SSD or more RAM?

    Thanks Ian. Sorry to trouble you - but it is really helpful to get some guidance on what is turning out to be a difficult choice (and given the cost I want to make sure I make the right one!). The three I was considering are...
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    Laptop upgrade - SSD or more RAM?

    Thanks for the info Ian. Re:video editing - I dont do this regularly but it is mainly for editing camcorder footage and making DVDs so clips tend to be only in the 50-200MB range. There are 3 or 4 laptops I'm currently researching and they all have different combinations of features - hence my...
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    Laptop upgrade - SSD or more RAM?

    I need to replace my Samsung laptop (Intel i5, 6GB RAM 600GB HD and Win 7 64 bit) with a new one. The battery has gone (only works on mains) ; it overheats; and is generally acting very slow despite all attempts to clean it up/defrag etc I am looking to upgrade as many aspects of the...
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    Hybrid Drives any good?

    Thinking of replacing my old laptop (Intel i5, 6GB RAM 600GB HD and Win 7 64 bit) with a new one. Looking to upgrade all aspects of the specification but unsure about importance of SSD. I would still need >500GB storage so I am contemplating a SSHD option. Looked at a number of laptops in the...
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