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Old 02-10-2018, 09:17 AM   #3
Steve Rindsberg
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GOOD question, Andrew.

Not so long ago, I got a new laptop and went through the whole setup drill which was only made worse by the fact that it came with Win10 and MS had moved all the furniture around. I kept walking around stuff that wasn't there, then bashing my shins on stuff that was there but shouldn't have been.

After all this, I unplugged the charger to see how long it'd run on a charge and found that the answer was "Not quite long enough for it to properly crash."

So a battery check would be high on the list for laptops.

Test each of the USB ports with a variety of devices.

Test the speed of the ethernet port and of the wifi if you have it.
They're never going to deliver the theoretical speed the advertisers promise, but they shouldn't be ridiculously far off either.

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