Hi, I purchased a HP 17-f061US HP laptop several months ago, I got it at my local staples store and after rebates I got it for a very low price (arround $350 usd). Today they are selling the laptop for $579. Here is a link to it http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-17-3-Inch-Laptop-17-f061US-/product_1065196#/desc_content
The size is perfect but it has two major issues, the first issue is I still cant get used of the mouse pad (there is no right left click buttons, if you want to right click you have to put your 2 fingers together and tap the pad). The other issue is with speed.
I thought an i3 processor would be ok because I dont use heavy programs very often however I notice when I have lots of tabs open on the web browser (which is pretty often) and if I am also running a light program as well, it often freezes up a bit. It always recovers but its annoyingly slow.
I was in my local staples the other day and they have an open box dell laptop on sale, the model is dell inspiron 15-3543 with a intel i5 processor. The open box model is $479. I was wondering if this would be a good upgrade compared to the hp? I can not find a link on staples to show the specs but I found the specs here:
Or would I be better off waiting till next month when windows 10 is out- maybe they will have lots of the other laptops on sale (such as the display models that have windows 8.1 still installed). Any suggestions are appreciated!