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    • Nikiya
    • By Nikiya 8th Feb 18, 1:31 PM
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    Help with buying a laptop
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    • 8th Feb 18, 1:31 PM
    Help with buying a laptop 8th Feb 18 at 1:31 PM
    Need to replace my battered 7 year old Dell Inspiron before it packs up altogether.
    A friend adviced me to go for i5 and 8 GB for long lasting service. He also recommended the Lenovo brand. But in the last few days most of the laptops I had shortlisted have gone up in price. My friend also changed his advice on Lenovo after learning they have some problems.
    At the same time, I have found some very good options in refurbished laptops. I have read they are well tested and a good option.
    I was ready to go for a HP with which have very good reviews in Trust Pilot. But I noticed which do NOT have good reviews, say “Microsoft Authorized Refurbished”. Is that an assurance you MUST look for?
    I would be grateful for any pointers since the more I research the more confused I am.
    My budget is not strict. I am prepared to spend up to around 500 pounds for the right choice, but if I can get the same service for less money I’d rather go for that option.
    I use mostly Word and do quite a bit of research online but I do not need graphics. Many thanks in advance!
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    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 11th Feb 18, 8:56 PM
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    What single component would you replace that would give a bigger performance increases than an ssd ?
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Andy, you gave me an open goal, and I don't miss those, checked the linesman no flag so here we go


    But before the OP spends money on h/w, spending time on discerning what makes him think it is in imminent danger of failing may be a zero cost option(other than his time)
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