Which laptop would you recommend for non-gamer - Hp IntelCore i5-8250U or Lenovo Y520 intel i5-7300
Link to HPs website with specs - https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c06075782
After browsing through several laptop threads on RFD, the consensus seems to be that these somewhat "budget" laptops need a SSD upgrade to increase performance and I gather this particular laptop is in the same boat.
There is also this lenovo laptop that shoppers recently started advertising which is roughly $200 more when on sale compared to the i5 mentioned above ($900 for the lenovo when on sale at shoppers).
Link for lenovo laptop, for the specs
https://m.newegg.ca/products/N82E168348 ... PID=749547
From reading the comments on the lenovo laptop (shoppers) thread, most agreed that this laptop would also benefit from a ssd upgrade. This particular laptop seems to be geared towards gamers/gaming from the marketing anyway.
My question is, for those that are familiar with specs on laptops etc, which 1 of these would you recommend for someone like myself that is just looking to use it for day to day functions such as browsing online, ms office software. I dont necessarily need something lightning speed but dont want something that is super slow or freezes etc. Also, how easy is it to install SSD - i have never attempted to do this before. Is it generally something you can find step by step youtube videos for and easy to install for the average joe? I have had bad experiences with hp laptops (usually bought hp laptops around the $400-500 range) and they have not lasted more than 2 years (start becoming painfully slow and after a few more months, stop working altogether) but as i mentioned earlier, I have also not looked at upgrading to ssd either. I am leaning towards the lenovo based on my prior experiences with hp laptops alone but also wondering if the lenovo would be overkill for my needs especially since it sounds like adding the ssd is recommended for both these laptops.
Which of the 2 would likely be a better fit for my needs and last me a few years without having to deal with a super slow laptop that is not reliable past the 1-2 years and considering the $200 price difference?