inspiron 11 3000 2 in 1 "laggy"?

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  1. kojack

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    I am using my wifes 11 3000 2 in 1 while I am waiting for my SSDs to arrive. I have noticed while using it, it sometimes becomes a little laggy. Even while I am opening things like outlook, the taskbar icons flicker etc. It has a core i3 processor and 4gb of ram, so it should be fairly quick for basic stuff.

    I am wondering if it's the Hard drive doing this? I have a 500gb SSD ordered for this machine as well. I really like this little device, but the lag has me concerned for it in the long run. I want it to be able to be smooth for my wife while using it.

    any ideas?
     
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    what OS are you running??
     
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    the funny thing is I am running w10 on my dell, well....was until the drive died. and I have a lesser processor in my computer and it's smooth. But I was using the SSHD in mine. So I am thinking it's the slow 5400 rpm drive in this computer.
     
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    4GB ram and windows 10 is very iffy.
     
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    worked fine on other devices I had. If I was doing a lot of intensive stuff like editing etc I would tend to agree with you, but just surfing, and checking email..I think 4 is fine.
     
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    I am thinking it's the HDD. I just installed an old SSD I had here into my inspiron 13 5000 and it's MUCH MUCH faster. I am betting the same thing will happen to my 11 3000 too.
     
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    Perhaps the fresh install would help a good deal as well. An SSD is still one of the most worthwhile upgrades if you have a mechanical hard drive.
     
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    Yep, I am going to do both. I am still finishing up getting my system back up and running. I kept that small SSD from my old acer timeline for something. But I need WAY more storage onboard. I almost had 120gb of software on my old drive. Ha ha.
     
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    A little update on this, the SSD made the wife's computer a totally different animal. Boot times went from 3 mins plus to 18 seconds. Obviously, the hard drive in it was Slow as molasses. The amount of ram is fine for what she is doing with the device.
     
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