I wasn’t able to look up some of the specs on the laptop. You said it had 16 GB of RAM. (Which sounds like a lot on the surface, about adequate possibly ), but then the MAC I use has the same amount of RAM.
I was curious about what processor it came with, its speed, l1 and L2 cache sizes, (the latency of the RAM itself), and whether it had dedicated or onboard/shared memory for the graphics.
its been my experience that the shared memory types often have a performance hit. However, I’ve never seen a huge issue with any Windows machine at start, though I know many devs that complain if their rig isn’t tip top of the line.