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Old 09-24-2018, 09:14 PM
 
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I just found a laptop that has both. It's an acer. Is it good or bad that the laptop has 1TB hard drive and 256 Solid State Drive?




https://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-15...?skuId=6178420
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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It's just what it is.

It's worse than having a laptop with a 1 TB SSD and 256 SSD. On the other hand it keeps the cost down. SSDs are a lot cheaper than they used to be, but it's still about $100 cheaper for a 1 TB HDD than a 1 TB SSD. That's fairly substantial when you're looking at a $600-700 laptop. They're easily replaced. You can get a 1 TB SSD for $150. Depends what you're using it for and what your budget is if that's worth it. For most people it will work just fine.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:56 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Price those drives individually, by themselves and you'll understand how much more it would cost to have a 1 TB SSD than to have those 2 drives. This is actually a good compromise to keeo the high price of larger SSDs from pricing consumers out of a new computer. In practice, you would run your OS and applications on the SSD and keep your files on the HD.
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:05 PM
 
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okay, this is a bad laptop because it's anti-glare
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:06 PM
 
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Can someone suggest a laptop that is 15.6 inches, resolution of 1920x1080, and that it's glossy with a minimum of 2.2 GHz processor?
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I find it odd you prefer glossy over anti glare. I hate glossy.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:39 AM
 
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I find it odd you prefer glossy over anti glare. I hate glossy.

I've been using glossy my entire life. I did a side by side comparison with HP Pavilion that has a higher resolution than mine. I was automatically able to tell the difference. I felt like I bought garbage. Anti-glare I will never buy again.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I find it odd you prefer glossy over anti glare. I hate glossy.
As long as you can control the lightning, I prefer glossy. But that's seldom the case with a laptop. Sufficiently bright, e.g. Apple, mitigates that to some a large extent. They're still lousy in direct sunlight but as long as the but then really I've never had a laptop that isn't. If sufficiently bright though they're not too bad for your normal coffee shop with a lot of windows or regular office florescent lighting. They do need to be up around 500 nits though whereas the normal laptop is more around 250 and just abysmal without a lot of anti-glare coating in those conditions.
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Too reflective in pretty much any light imo,
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Old 09-26-2018, 12:23 PM
 
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My is glare and I find it to be a problem rarely.

OP, this is what I bought. I have since replaced the SSD with a https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've been very happy with this laptop. Replacement of the SSD was a breeze. One screw to remove the back cover.
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