Microsoft has tweaked the system requirements for Windows 10, but Computing Editor Michael Passingham argues it hasn't gone nearly far enough

OPINION

Hooray, Microsoft has finally admitted that the laptops its OEM partners were selling weren t quite good enough to be worthy of Windows 10.

I ve used ultra-budget laptops from the recent past running bottom-of-the-range Intel Celeron and AMD E1 chips, and I couldn t recommend that experience to anybody.

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Programs take an age to load, ad-heavy websites slow to a crawl and you ll spend half your time in Task Manager culling processes in the hope that it ll make a difference.

If I buy my first ever laptop and it s a horrible experience and it just happened to be running Windows 10, I m unlikely to come back, especially given the competitive state of the market right now.

For a full desktop operating system, it s laughable and yet manufacturers of super cheap machines take that target and run with it.

If manufacturers think it's fine to carry on the age of the netbook for another decade, we're all losers.

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