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Title: New Windows 11 Laptop
Post by: PopeyesPappy on October 21, 2021, 07:26:07 PM
The W key on my old, circa 2012, laptop laptop crapped out. I tried cleaning everything, but it didn't help. It was only working about 20% of the time. Kind of annoying. Anyway, I was in Sam's to pickup some paper towels on Sunday and stopped to see what kind of laptops they they had. A $580 HP 17-by followed me home. At the end of the setup it asked if I wanted to upgrade to Windows 11 so here I am. So far so good.

I'm a little peeved at HP right now though. The laptop in question came with 256 GB NVME drive a 8 GB of RAM. According to HP a separate SSD is optional. So I ordered 16 GB of memory and a 1 TB 7mm SSD. The parts showed up in the mail today so I opened her up, got the memory installed, but the place on the motherboard where the connector for the SSD should be is blank. There is a spot for it but no connector. Bastards. I guess I'll send the SSD back and and buy a bigger NVME drive.

Title: Re: New Windows 11 Laptop
Post by: SGOS on October 21, 2021, 08:54:32 PM
Oh, you want a connector?  We will sell you one of those too, no problem, just send us the money.  Sounds like they are learning from the automobile dealerships.
Title: Re: New Windows 11 Laptop
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on October 21, 2021, 10:45:46 PM
To be fair the orders didn't have a red flag, "must work with this computer", right?
Title: Re: New Windows 11 Laptop
Post by: aitm on October 27, 2021, 09:11:08 AM
I’m still using 7 pro….yeah…I’m on borrowed time.
Title: Re: New Windows 11 Laptop
Post by: the_antithesis on November 25, 2021, 12:04:03 AM
You sure the ribbon wasn't in the box? I just upgraded and it was for mine. A new laptop is nice. Minecraft is like a whole, new game. Oh god, so much Minecraft.
Title: Re: New Windows 11 Laptop
Post by: Cassia on November 25, 2021, 07:52:05 AM
Looking at an all-in-one HP Win 11 machine for music production. 27" touch, 16G RAM, 2 big drives, Intel 11th gen for around $1K. Never paid more than half that before.

Music software has become intense, almost like gaming. Now I have to render the audio from a synthesizer and use that in my project because the old girl cannot keep all these software synths running simultaneously. There is this big push to go back to analog synthesizer hardware, but I grew up on them, no thanks. They can be emulated. I am so excited, even bought at a new L-shaped desk/workstation
Title: Re: New Windows 11 Laptop
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on November 25, 2021, 10:06:07 AM
I have two 27" monitors on my desk. Rationalization was my eyes are bad and I need the pixels. Truth is I have see over that damn cat.

(https://i.imgur.com/ied6q6W.jpg?2)
Title: Re: New Windows 11 Laptop
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on November 25, 2021, 10:15:40 AM
Also, you broke my heart. I read your post as a 27" laptop. Hell yeah! Much sadness.
Title: Re: New Windows 11 Laptop
Post by: PopeyesPappy on November 25, 2021, 10:36:33 AM
You sure the ribbon wasn't in the box? I just upgraded and it was for mine. A new laptop is nice. Minecraft is like a whole, new game. Oh god, so much Minecraft.

It wasn't the cable that was missing. There is no connector on the motherboard to plug a cable in. Just a blank spot where the connector should be.