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    • hampshirebabe
    • By hampshirebabe 12th Oct 17, 2:36 PM
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    Cheap laptop
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    • 12th Oct 17, 2:36 PM
    Cheap laptop 12th Oct 17 at 2:36 PM
    I'm after a new laptop, as cheap as possible, it'll mostly be for my kids to do educational work on. So what do I need to look for these days to keep going for the next few years?
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    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 12th Oct 17, 2:44 PM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 2:44 PM
    I'm after a new laptop, as cheap as possible, it'll mostly be for my kids to do educational work on. So what do I need to look for these days to keep going for the next few years?
    Originally posted by hampshirebabe
    Games or just office applications and browsing?
    • hampshirebabe
    • By hampshirebabe 12th Oct 17, 2:50 PM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 2:50 PM
    Educational games, they play nessy.com games which dont work on tablets, they also play minecraft on the pc, I do a bit of basic office work.
    • jamesperrett
    • By jamesperrett 12th Oct 17, 11:55 PM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 11:55 PM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 11:55 PM
    If you want to be money saving take a look at refurbished laptops - you can buy fairly hi spec laptops for very little if you don't mind a few cosmetic imperfections. The laptop I'm using right now came from https://www.grabalaptop.com/ who are based in Portsmouth.

    I'd suggest going for an i5 processor or better with at least 4GB of memory (but preferably more) and at least 250GB hard disk space.
    Last edited by jamesperrett; 12-10-2017 at 11:58 PM. Reason: Added more info
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 13th Oct 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 9:38 AM
    New?
    Refurb?
    Used?
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 13th Oct 17, 12:29 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 12:29 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 12:29 PM
    Thinkpad T430. Plenty of them on Ebay, they were a four figure laptop new and you can get them for £150 or less.
    • marcarm
    • By marcarm 13th Oct 17, 1:58 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 1:58 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 1:58 PM
    I got one of these

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAST-Lenovo-Thinkpad-X220-Laptop-Core-i5-Core-i7-Warranty-Windows-7-Notebook/371572531594?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=640 590521467&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    Can't fault it in the slightest
    • AlwaysHere
    • By AlwaysHere 13th Oct 17, 4:32 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 4:32 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 4:32 PM
    mcscom.co.uk/product/dell-vostro-3360-i3-2367m-1-40ghz-4gb-250gb-13-3-hd-no-os-90day-rtb-wty-mlv012/ £138

    mcscom.co.uk/product/dell-inspiron-15-5558-i3-5005u-2-0ghz-4gb-500gb-15-6-hd-w10h-1yrs-rtb-wty-mln650/ £210

    What's your budget?
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