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    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 10th Jul 17, 3:44 PM
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    Cheapest wat to get an 8gb RAM laptop
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    • 10th Jul 17, 3:44 PM
    Cheapest wat to get an 8gb RAM laptop 10th Jul 17 at 3:44 PM
    Hello,

    I am looking to get a new laptop that runs on Windows, with 8gb RAM and a disc tray. I would like to spend no more than £350. Where am i best to look?

    Thank you
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    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 10th Jul 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 4:20 PM
    Are these refurbished? They are very cheap
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 10th Jul 17, 4:51 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 4:51 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 4:51 PM
    What is driving you to need 8Gb of RAM?
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 10th Jul 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 8:45 PM
    I would be reluctant to but anything with less than a Full HD screen.

    So even though this; http://mcscom.co.uk/product/dell-vostro-14-5468-i3-7100u-2-4ghz-8gb-500gb-14-hd-win-10-1yr-rtb-wty-mlv025/ fits your spec @£250 inc, the standard screens puts me off somewhat.
    The same with all of the options in post #2. Plus they are a bit old.
    On looking at images of the machine, there does not appear to be an optical disc drive. So seems a mistake.
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 10th Jul 17, 9:21 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 9:21 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 9:21 PM
    Why do you need an optical drive? There are many cheap external USB DVD/CD drives, available cheaply:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=s9_acsd_hfnv_hd_bw_bT8Wgp_ct_x_ct01_w?_encodin g=UTF8&node=430559031&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd _s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=VZ75PFKR932M21AMQ6Y8&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p =08a84770-6d10-5201-9239-f771efb6a517&pf_rd_i=430546031

    This would bring down the price of a laptop and allow you to have another drive, say an SSD.
    I bought a Sony external DVD drive about 6 years ago. I may have used it more than 5 times, there is no need for discs nowadays.
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 11th Jul 17, 5:15 AM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 5:15 AM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 5:15 AM
    A couple of 8GB laptops via Amazon (Prime) 20% off warehouse deals.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B01HU6E4OE/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
    £211 (£264 x 0.8)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B01N7P3QFL/ref=dp_olp_used_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=used&m=A2OAJ 7377F756P
    £243 (£304 x 0.8)
    Last edited by grumpycrab; 11-07-2017 at 5:20 AM.
    Hi, we’ve had to remove your signature because somebody complained that the information contained within it was too helpful.
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 11th Jul 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 12:11 PM
    This Dell Vostro 3568 fits your criteria. But again just a normal HD screen.
    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 11th Jul 17, 3:53 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 3:53 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 3:53 PM
    I would like to be able to run total war games And I'd like multiple web pages to run smoothly. I bought a 4GB one and it was slow, though i think there was just something generally wrong with it.
    • takman
    • By takman 11th Jul 17, 4:08 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:08 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:08 PM
    I would like to be able to run total war games And I'd like multiple web pages to run smoothly. I bought a 4GB one and it was slow, though i think there was just something generally wrong with it.
    Originally posted by emperorstevee
    Remember that you shouldn't just look at the amount of ram when deciding on what laptop to get. You also need to look at the processor, graphics card, HDD/SSD etc.
    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 11th Jul 17, 4:17 PM
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    Not sure how I would find laptops without a disc tray on the internet. I've googled "8gb laptop no disc tray".
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 11th Jul 17, 4:34 PM
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    I would like to be able to run total war games And I'd like multiple web pages to run smoothly. I bought a 4GB one and it was slow, though i think there was just something generally wrong with it.
    Originally posted by emperorstevee
    How much RAM is the last thing to consider when getting new laptop.
    It is one of the thing easy to upgrade yourself.

    You should concentrate on CPU and GPU.

    What is the spec of your existing laptop?
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 12th Jul 17, 7:20 AM
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    How much RAM is the last thing to consider when getting new laptop.
    It is one of the thing easy to upgrade yourself.

    You should concentrate on CPU and GPU.

    What is the spec of your existing laptop?
    Originally posted by Cisco001
    i wouldnt "assume" that to be always be the case. A lot of HP machines have the RAM soldered in so non upgradeable.

    I'm using an HP Envy 13 i7 with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and the ram is soldered in.

    Worth checking first.
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 14th Jul 17, 5:50 PM
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    There is a laptop on Ebay, refurbished, 8GB RAM for under £150, which seems too cheap to trust, and I have got dodgy "refurbished" laptops off of there before, should I go for it?
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 14th Jul 17, 7:00 PM
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    There is a laptop on Ebay, refurbished, 8GB RAM for under £150, which seems too cheap to trust, and I have got dodgy "refurbished" laptops off of there before, should I go for it?
    Originally posted by emperorstevee
    How should we know? Post a link.
    It's not that you can't get something 8GB at a reasonable price, it's that we tried to find you something of quality.
    http://mcscom.co.uk/product/dell-latitude-e5530-i3-3120m-2-50ghz-8gb-250gb-15-hd-no-os-90day-rtb-wty-mll669/ is an example of something at that price point.

    http://mcscom.co.uk/product/dell-inspiron-15-3542-cel-2957u-1-40ghz-4gb-500gb-15-6-hd-90day-rtb-wty-mln511/ for something newer.

    So we need to see the machine to which you refer, in order to compare.
    • tony6403
    • By tony6403 15th Jul 17, 12:16 AM
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    Rather than start a new thread , can I ask here what you think about this laptop which I am thinking of buying for my granddaughter.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/780541-hp-255-g5-laptop-1lu05es-1lu05es-abu
    I don't want to spend more than this price.
    I am unsure if the AMD processor is a good choice and have read that the battery performance may be an issue.
    Including refurbished , is there a better option.
    Forgotten but not gone.
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 15th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
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    It should be quite fast with the SSD but just OK CPU; discussed here
    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp255-g5-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-amd-a6-7310-32998-ebuyercom-2736082
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