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Laptop advice

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:11 pm

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Been asked to look around at laptops for someone and need a bit of advice myself so thought I'd ask here!

She's looking for something that's:
  • Light and portable
  • For use with Word, Excel, PowerPoint & the internet
  • Storage for photos
  • Not too small a screen
Pretty basic needs really. Cheap as possible, but not something that's going to fall apart or be unreliable.


Buying in the UK so links from Ebuyer, Scan, Amazon UK etc would be appreciated.
Any particular models you guys would recommend? :)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: Laptop advice

PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:22 am

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I've always been happy with the gear I got from PC Specialist who let you customise your laptop build. Not the cheapest but the components and build are top notch.

If its just for general internet/office work then perhaps something like this:. https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebook ... III-14-LE/
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Re: Laptop advice

PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:10 pm

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I've actually gotten my last few custom desktop builds from them :)
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Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: Laptop advice

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:03 am

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I bought my friend an Asus x551m for $200 from walmart about an year ago for work. The thing has a large screen, keyboard with number pad, optical drive and a 500gb hard drive. It doesn't have any fancy graphics processor or anything but it is fantastic for an affordable functional laptop for work and streaming entertainment.

Re: Laptop advice

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:54 am

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what's the budget?

Re: Laptop advice

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:55 am

katty
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How about Lenovo Y700
15.6-Inch 1920 x 1080
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
GeForce GTX 960M
4GB DDR5
1TB 5400 RPM or
256GB SSD
8GB DDR4

Re: Laptop advice

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:38 am

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She was thinking around £300 max iirc, though I recommended looking around at Black Friday deals too :thumb:
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.


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