I mainly use my laptops for general computing. Ie - email, surfing the web, watching Youtube etc.
For general computing does it go faster or are hardware accommodating the extra needs demanded by software?
I have a Thinkpad X61 for quite a while was bought used, then I got a recent T420 used again. There is a 4yr difference but the two doesn't seem to be that fast for general stuff. I used a stopwatch and timed it how quickly it booted up and opened up a webpage, how quickly it opened up the browser alone with a webpage and how long it took to shutdown. They have both platter HDs, 4GB, and runs Win10. Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz versus a 2.5Ghz i5. The T420 booted faster 1m to 2m but opening the browser and shutdown was literally identical.
I know this is the mobile webpage so I am basing it on the two Thinkpads I have. My PC is a Core 2 Quad 2.33Ghz, 4GB as well but has a SSD boot drive. Interesting the T420 was quicker to boot and shutdown 1m 00s versus 1m 24s and 16s vs 24s. But the PC with the SSD opened up the browser in 3s versus 12s. Is this what is expected? Perhaps I have had the SSD for a year and it needs a spring clean?
Thanks in advance.