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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 8th Jan 18, 2:31 PM
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    Laptop needed folks, any ideas ?
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    • 8th Jan 18, 2:31 PM
    Laptop needed folks, any ideas ? 8th Jan 18 at 2:31 PM
    I have been asked to find a laptop for a relative, budget in mind is £500, OS is windows, screen size as big as possible really.

    Just general use like emails, word processing, nothing fancy like games.

    What are the recommended brands to consider/stay clear of ?
    I had considered 1 from John Lewis as you get 2 years guarantee included, any other retailers I should consider ?

    Thanks
    Last edited by DCFC79; 08-01-2018 at 5:06 PM.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
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    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 8th Jan 18, 3:27 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 3:27 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 3:27 PM
    Amazon, eBuyer and of course avoid PC World/Currys

    I doubt you'd get 17" screen and an SSD on the budget, so I'd drop down to 15" screen with SDD like this Lenovo V110- 80TL000RUK- 15.6" Display, Intel Core i5-6200U / 2.3 GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo) Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 Professional at just under £500.
    Last edited by Debbie Savard; 08-01-2018 at 3:34 PM.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 8th Jan 18, 5:09 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 5:09 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 5:09 PM
    Amazon, eBuyer and of course avoid PC World/Currys

    I doubt you'd get 17" screen and an SSD on the budget, so I'd drop down to 15" screen with SDD like this Lenovo V110- 80TL000RUK- 15.6" Display, Intel Core i5-6200U / 2.3 GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo) Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 Professional at just under £500.
    Originally posted by Debbie Savard
    Thanks, that's bad, its 15.6 so not too small.

    Yes forgot about Amazon, ill check out PC World/Currys.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 08-01-2018 at 8:44 PM.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 8th Jan 18, 9:41 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 9:41 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 9:41 PM
    http://www.very.co.uk/acer-aspire-5-intelreg-coretrade-i3nbsp8gb-ram-1tbnbsphdd-173-inch-laptopnbspwith-optional-microsoft-office-365-home-black/1600225927.prd?sku=sku20308177&cm_mmc=google-_-PLA+-+Generic-_-Electricals+-+Laptops-_-na_226448372131&utm_medium=cpc&k_clickid=cb817ebd-7356-4ad1-bbbf-c967643514d7&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Shoppi ng_Electricals%20-%20Laptops&utm_term=na&utm_content=226448372131&pr ofileid=402&keywordid=na&productgroupid=pg2444147& device=m&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInsv_iKnJ2AIV7BXTCh1b6Qs oEAkYASABEgILHPD_BwE
    • cranford
    • By cranford 9th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
    Dont forget if you have not used |Very befor you can get 20% of if you sign up for paying over 3 months or more but if you do make sure you do otherwise you will pay a lot more in interest. I will ad this 15.6, I5 SSD with additional HDD which comes down to about £500.
    http://www.very.co.uk/acer-aspire-5-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-amp-128gb-ssd-156-inch-full-hd-laptop-blackgrey-with-geforce-mx150-graphics-and-optional-microsoft-office-365-home/1600202163.prd
    I saved £180 on a laptop last year by doing this.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 9th Jan 18, 6:02 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:02 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:02 PM
    A relatively powerful alternative; https://mcscom.co.uk/product/dell-precision-15-3510-i7-6820hq-2-70ghz-16gb-360gb-sdd-firepro-w5130m-15-6-fhd-w10p-1yr-rtb-wty-prc187/
    • J B
    • By J B 9th Jan 18, 6:32 PM
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    • #7
    • 9th Jan 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:32 PM
    But note the american keyboard ...
    Not a big problem really, just need a marker pen!
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 10th Jan 18, 10:22 AM
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    • #8
    • 10th Jan 18, 10:22 AM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 10:22 AM
    But note the american keyboard ...
    Not a big problem really, just need a marker pen!
    Originally posted by J B
    You can get keyboard sticker for £2-3
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 10th Jan 18, 2:21 PM
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    • #9
    • 10th Jan 18, 2:21 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 2:21 PM
    You can get keyboard sticker for £2-3
    Originally posted by Cisco001
    I wouldn't put keyboard stickers on a backlit keyboard. But neither would I write on them with a marker pen.
    If one can't get used to a US/Euro keyboard,layout, set it as a UK keyboard and go to the usual place.
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