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HP 15.6” HD Laptop, AMD Ryzen™ 3 3250U, 15-ef1009ca $250 YMMV

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  • Sep 21st, 2021 10:41 am
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Everything checks fine except the resolution. In 2021 (even 2020) 1366x768 in a 15" laptop is a joke when people are talking about 2k, 3k on their tiny (in comparison) cell phones.
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Mar 22, 2021
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good price. too bad I only see 350 lowest
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Works with Windows 11 too. You can install the preview now or wait for official release in a few weeks. It's a free update

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... processors

I've been running 11 preview on 3 different older machines with no issues. One computer is from 2016.

Windows 11 requirements below

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows ... ifications

The tricky part with some cheaper machines. You may have trouble setting TPM, secure boot, UEFI in the BIOS. That part was pretty easy however with my Dells. Just make sure your BIOS is fully up to date also.
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sprung wrote: Works with Windows 11 too. You can install the preview now or wait for official release in a few weeks. It's a free update

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... processors

I've been running 11 preview on 3 different older machines with no issues. One computer is from 2016.
what's the min req for W11?
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Is there a windows 11 system requirement automated checker? Some of the stuff they are asking for, I don't feel like spending 2 hours to find out.
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What a hot buy at $250. Sadly not available anywhere near me.
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Jun 20, 2020
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superxxxstud wrote: Is there a windows 11 system requirement automated checker? Some of the stuff they are asking for, I don't feel like spending 2 hours to find out.
COMING SOON

if your device is already running Windows 10, you can use the PC Health Check app to assess compatibility

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows ... ealthcheck
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will see oct 5 or oct patch tuesday if older devices get automatic updates for win 11 that don't meet requirement of 8th gen ( seventh for some microsoft surface devices ), tpm chip as that will ruin for many if has to be done like current win 7 users and the bypass tool installed or worse yet if have to do manual updates every time a patch is released - for techies no problem but adds that much more complexity :(
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smoraes wrote: will see oct 5 or oct patch tuesday if older devices get automatic updates for win 11 that don't meet requirement of 8th gen ( seventh for some microsoft surface devices ), tpm chip as that will ruin for many if has to be done like current win 7 users and the bypass tool installed or worse yet if have to do manual updates every time a patch is released - for techies no problem but adds that much more complexity :(
new eligible devices will be offered the upgrade first

from https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperi ... october-5/

Rolling out the free upgrade to Windows 11 in a phased and measured approach
The free upgrade to Windows 11 starts on October 5 and will be phased and measured with a focus on quality. Following the tremendous learnings from Windows 10, we want to make sure we’re providing you with the best possible experience. That means new eligible devices will be offered the upgrade first. The upgrade will then roll out over time to in-market devices based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of device and other factors that impact the upgrade experience. We expect all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022. If you have a Windows 10 PC that’s eligible for the upgrade, Windows Update will let you know when it’s available. You can also check to see if Windows 11 is ready for your device by going to Settings > Windows Update and select Check for updates*.
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maritrunks wrote: The display is horrible! My phone has better display lol!
This comes up pretty much on every cheap laptop thread and lots say its OK, but I still think is a valid point. That resolution is so outdated, I have no idea why manufacturer's still put out these screens. Especially at $600 retail price, its a joke.
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DragOnT wrote: Everything checks fine except the resolution. In 2021 (even 2020) 1366x768 in a 15" laptop is a joke when people are talking about 2k, 3k on their tiny (in comparison) cell phones.
Not funny at all for old folks who just want as cheap as possible laptop and don't care much.
Not everyone is watching 4k movies and playing games on their laptops.
For this price, it's alright.
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Feb 14, 2008
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Thanks OP. Picked up last 2 at our local wm. Solid deal for $250.
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DragOnT wrote: Everything checks fine except the resolution. In 2021 (even 2020) 1366x768 in a 15" laptop is a joke when people are talking about 2k, 3k on their tiny (in comparison) cell phones.
I know the resolution is not good. But for me, use this one as work from home computer with dual monitors. so far no complaints.
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FYI. No stock at Agincourt Walmart. Took a shot, no dice. Good find OP, this would have been perfect for my little one and remote learning for school.

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