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Old 06-21-2016, 06:04 AM   #16
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More like Fatdog64 for the OP?
Old 06-21-2016, 09:09 AM   #17
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Laptop manufacturers cut corners when they sell particular models at apparently attractive prices.
The most obvious cost-saving measure is to use a cheaper and slower CPU.

This is what has happened with the HP 15-f233wm's Intel Celeron N3050 @ 1.60GHz. This CPU is rated at a lowly 915.

Compare this to two other Intel CPUs:
i3-3217u @ 2291
i5-5200u @ 3500
and you soon realise why this laptop is slow.

To check a CPU's rating Google for Intel/AMD abc123 benchmark.

Having said that this laptop has a slow CPU and poor W10 performance, this does not mean that it will necessarily perform poorly using an appropriate Linux distro.

I don't know how old this laptop is. Is there any chance of returning it or exchanging it for a laptop with a faster CPU?

If you decide to keep it, then the simplest thing is to wipe W10 and install Linux.

You will need to make modifications in the BIOS beforehand.

You may wish to let us have your thoughts before you take a major step.
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In addition to the points raised above, I would recommend that the OP pick a distro, install it, then methodically work through what they consider to be its failings one by one, using Linux Questions and other fora/resources, solving them as they go along.

Only if the OP really can't solve at least one of the problems associated with the distro on his machine, and considers the problem to be unliveable with, should they go on to to try another distro (perhaps from a different stable).


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