New laptop is very laggy and glitchy

5 pts.
Tags:
Laptops
I recently purchased a new laptop with what I thought was better specs. However, when I have tried using it, the laptop is overall very laggy/glitchy, takes a bit to load pages (documents, pictures, settings). Also, I'm not very much of a gamer but I do enjoy some games on steam that have changed drastically, better graphics but much slower processing.
Old laptop specs:
Processor: Intel i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz x 2.30 GHz
Installed memory RAM: 8:00 GB
System type: 64 bit
New laptop specs:
Processor: Intel i7-8550U CPU 1.80 GHz x 1.99 GHz
Installed memory RAM: 16.0 GB
System type: 64 bit
When choosing a laptop, I tried getting a base GHz of 1.7 or higher but I'm not sure if the max GHz is affecting my overall computer use and gameplay.
If you need anymore information, just ask.

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

Your new laptop should be fine. You did not mention what brand it was. I play a lot of games on steam and my spec are similar to your OLD laptop with no problem. I can even run Planet Coaster and I just meet the minimum specs for that game. A lot of vendors load a lot of bloatware and stuff you may never use  on these computer that can slow things down it they are running in the background or look for auto updates all the time. Another thing is the video card/drivers and video RAM. Do you have an integrated or dedicated video card? In integrated card may have some bottlenecks and could be causing you lag.

Discuss This Question: 2  Replies

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.
  • Subhendu Sen
    Your new laptop is good enough, but you forgot to mention the OS name that is running on the laptop. What OS is there? Is that OS installed by the vendor or by you only? Is the OS updated with current one? Excluding the games, what are the other software installed?
    116,610 pointsBadges:
    report
  • Subhendu Sen
    You can use external graphics card that can helpful for this matter specially high-end games. you can go for Nvidia GeForce for this purpose.
    116,610 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following

Share this item with your network: