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Surface Laptop 1st Gen - Is it still worth it?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey All,

I would like to know if buying Surface laptop 1st gen is still worth it?

 

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 128GB

System: Windows 10 Home w trybie S
Monotor: 13.5 inch
Processor:    Intel Core i5-7200U (2.5 GHz, 3.1 GHz Turbo, 3 MB Cache)
Cores:  2
RAM: 8GB
Disk: SSD 128GB
 

Is it really such  a big difference if you have i5 7th gen vs 8th gen processor? Is there anything else I would need to watch our for?

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16 minutes ago, JuiceDroid said:

is still worth it?

whatcha plan on doing with it?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

whatcha plan on doing with it?

I want it for my wife, get some portable lightweight laptop. It will be used mostly for web browsing and to watch some movies.

 

I thought going for i5 instead of i3 to make it last long time performance wise for few years at least.

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1 minute ago, JuiceDroid said:

web browsing and to watch some movies.

It's probably fine for that then, but don't pay a lot for it, they are quite old.


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Haha, yes. Definitely. I still do those tasks on a 4th gen processor without issue.

It takes next to nothing to run the tasks you're asking of it.


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8 hours ago, JuiceDroid said:

I would like to know if buying Surface laptop 1st gen is still worth it?

How much?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

It is 960 CAD - it is from outlet deal. Box was opened and it was "serviced" - they explained that it had issues with speakers making strange sound after going above 80% volume.

 

They said it is repaired now and is "as new" it is just that box was opened.

 

I will buy it and check it out. I am just wandering can I still upgrade it from Win 10 S to Win Home or Pro for free?

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3 hours ago, JuiceDroid said:

It is 960 CAD - it is from outlet deal. Box was opened and it was "serviced" - they explained that it had issues with speakers making strange sound after going above 80% volume.

 

They said it is repaired now and is "as new" it is just that box was opened.

 

I will buy it and check it out. I am just wandering can I still upgrade it from Win 10 S to Win Home or Pro for free?

At that price I don't think it is a good choice honestly

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, NeuesTestament said:

At that price I don't think it is a good choice honestly

Can you elaborate on that. You mean there are way better options for that price?

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1 minute ago, JuiceDroid said:

Can you elaborate on that. You mean there are way better options for that price?

Don't know about way better, but I am sure you can do better than an old surface laptop with a possible hardware defect. For the task described you could even get a brand new laptop that would be enough.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

It is from a shop so I could still return it in 14 days with out issues if necessary. Did you had any experience with laptop like that?

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