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Dual boot system requirements

Post by jlapinsnki4 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:03 pm

I’m planning to buy a new laptop and run both win 10 and mint 18.3. I’m looking at an Asus with an 8th gen i58250u with 8gb ddr4 ram. Any opinions on if this machine will handle the dual boot and not sacrifice performance?

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Re: Dual boot system requirements

Post by Moem » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:08 pm

As far as I know, dual boot doesn't have anything to do with performance. After all, you're only running one OS at a time. It can be easier or harder to install both OSses, depending on the machine and things like the BIOS (or UEFI) version and implementation, but that's a different matter.
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Re: Dual boot system requirements

Post by powerwagon75 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:49 pm

We have this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LD ... UTF8&psc=1

Bought a 1TB HDD to go in the available bay, and 16GB RAM upgrade at the same time. Split it in half; put Mint and its partitions on one half, and made the other half NTFS, so files could be saved there and used by either system. (Its my daughter's school work laptop.)

Every feature on it seems to work equally well with either Win or Mint, with the exception of the Nvidia graphics. I haven't found a driver it likes yet, but not too worried about that.

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Re: Dual boot system requirements

Post by jlapinsnki4 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:10 pm

Thanks so much! I am looking at this one:
ASUS VivoBook F510UA FHD Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, USB-C, NanoEdge Display, Fingerprint, Windows 10, Star Gray (F510UA-AH51)

I’m currently running mint 18.3 on a i5 Asus ZenBook I bought in 2012 and it works flawlessly.

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Re: Dual boot system requirements

Post by Fiduggin67 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:48 pm

Some older hardware will handle Mint 18.3 just fine. I am running it on a 2008 Toshiba A210, AMD64 dual core, with only 2GB memory. There is minimal performance sacrifices ( web browsers open slowly), but power on to desktop is less than a minute. The hardware you are describing will work just fine.

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