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I don't do Celerons
on May 8, 2014
I received this computer because the owner wanted to change to windows 7, so I used this opportunity to do a review on my blog, 123techreview in blogspot.
First of all, I have to say, this machine runs slow with the windows 8.1 it comes with, so I downgraded to windows 7 and it runs smooth, I also updated the HDD to SSD, the samsung 840 evo and it runs better, but the things that require processing power, like opening Excel, unzipping/unraring, etc, makes the computer crawl.
BTW, if you get this laptop, and beside get a SSD, you will be better off putting that 100 bucks on the new laptop and be getting a better experience overall.
I normally don't post benchmarks scores, but these are worth mentioning:
This Celeron N2820 has a score of 1040, that is VERY low for cpu processing.
I recommend you get a pentium or a Core i3 first or second gen that can handle processing better.
I found these alternatives:
**ASUS D450CA with a Pentium 2117U, has a score of 1647 (and exactly the same price, as of this review)
**Acer E510 with a Pentium N3520 quad core processor, with a score of 1932
**Dell 954BLK with Pentium 2127U, score of 1868
and if you can make it, one of the cheapest core i3 laptop
**Dell 1435BLK with a Core i3 3rd gen 3217U, with a score of 2299
As you can see, for the exact same price you can get a laptop thats 50% faster, and if you can pay 100 dollars more, you get more that 2 times the power.
So if you're thinking getting this + SSD to make it faster, get yourself a core i3 laptop, you'll thank me