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I just ordered an AMD A10 laptop. Should I put an SSD inside?

#1Pepys MonsterPosted 10/1/2013 4:54:43 AM
It's a $500 Lenovo G505s. Should I put an SSD inside or keep the 1TB 5400 rpm drive? SSDs are pretty expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.
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#2ctrl_alt_de1337Posted 10/1/2013 6:08:10 AM
A SSD is hands down the best quality of life upgrade you can make on a PC. Get one, you won't regret it.
#3ThePCElitistPosted 10/1/2013 6:11:18 AM
Yes I put a 256 GB SSD into my A8 laptop and it worked perfect.
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#4thebladeofwoePosted 10/1/2013 6:34:22 AM
Pepys Monster posted...
It's a $500 Lenovo G505s. Should I put an SSD inside or keep the 1TB 5400 rpm drive? SSDs are pretty expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.


I have a Lenovo A10 (different code to yours) the hard drive is horrendously bad... I have never done a upgrade myself but I heard it isn't to bad plus there is tons of videos on how too.

What cards yu got inside? Mine is in the sig.
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#5ThePCElitistPosted 10/1/2013 6:40:21 AM(edited)
thebladeofwoe posted...
Pepys Monster posted...
It's a $500 Lenovo G505s. Should I put an SSD inside or keep the 1TB 5400 rpm drive? SSDs are pretty expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.


I have a Lenovo A10 (different code to yours) the hard drive is horrendously bad... I have never done a upgrade myself but I heard it isn't to bad plus there is tons of videos on how too.

What cards yu got inside? Mine is in the sig.


My A8 came with a 8550G+8750m 2GB VRAM and it has 12 gb ram since I upgraded it. The CPU is a quad-core 2.1 ghz with a boost feature that makes it go to 2.8 ghz
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#6Pepys Monster(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 6:54:09 AM
thebladeofwoe posted...
Pepys Monster posted...
It's a $500 Lenovo G505s. Should I put an SSD inside or keep the 1TB 5400 rpm drive? SSDs are pretty expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.


I have a Lenovo A10 (different code to yours) the hard drive is horrendously bad... I have never done a upgrade myself but I heard it isn't to bad plus there is tons of videos on how too.

What cards yu got inside? Mine is in the sig.

No card, just the A10's 8650G.
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#7ThePCElitistPosted 10/1/2013 6:58:36 AM
Pepys Monster posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
Pepys Monster posted...
It's a $500 Lenovo G505s. Should I put an SSD inside or keep the 1TB 5400 rpm drive? SSDs are pretty expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.


I have a Lenovo A10 (different code to yours) the hard drive is horrendously bad... I have never done a upgrade myself but I heard it isn't to bad plus there is tons of videos on how too.

What cards yu got inside? Mine is in the sig.

No card, just the A10's 8650G.


That's strange I thought most had dual graphics configurations.
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#8Pepys Monster(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 8:15:08 AM
Well, I just dropped $345 on a 500GB Samsung evo and $13 on a USB to SATA converter so I can clone the OS. I hope this was money well spent...
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#9thebladeofwoePosted 10/1/2013 8:20:52 AM
ThePCElitist posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
Pepys Monster posted...
It's a $500 Lenovo G505s. Should I put an SSD inside or keep the 1TB 5400 rpm drive? SSDs are pretty expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.


I have a Lenovo A10 (different code to yours) the hard drive is horrendously bad... I have never done a upgrade myself but I heard it isn't to bad plus there is tons of videos on how too.

What cards yu got inside? Mine is in the sig.


My A8 came with a 8550G+8750m 2GB VRAM and it has 12 gb ram since I upgraded it. The CPU is a quad-core 2.1 ghz with a boost feature that makes it go to 2.8 ghz
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How can I tell if it has a boost? As 2.3 is nice.. but moar is better.
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A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.
#10ThePCElitistPosted 10/1/2013 8:22:39 AM
thebladeofwoe posted...
ThePCElitist posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
Pepys Monster posted...
It's a $500 Lenovo G505s. Should I put an SSD inside or keep the 1TB 5400 rpm drive? SSDs are pretty expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.


I have a Lenovo A10 (different code to yours) the hard drive is horrendously bad... I have never done a upgrade myself but I heard it isn't to bad plus there is tons of videos on how too.

What cards yu got inside? Mine is in the sig.


My A8 came with a 8550G+8750m 2GB VRAM and it has 12 gb ram since I upgraded it. The CPU is a quad-core 2.1 ghz with a boost feature that makes it go to 2.8 ghz
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How can I tell if it has a boost? As 2.3 is nice.. but moar is better.


Mine just does it automatically. What series A10 do you have?
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