Laptops - Best Deals and Advice Please .

I am just your average laptop user . E-mails , google , playing games . Have an acer at moment .
Looking for advice on what to buy around black friday deals .
Only really want to spend £300 with a bit of wiggle room .
My laptop at moment i bought refurbished on amazon and it has worked for around 7 or 8 years but i am not sure to go for refurbished or new . 
I see martin lewis has recommended different types of refurbished laptops on amazon in grades of new , good and used .
Or i could go for new .
Asus and acer in curry's are £500 reduced to £300 and aldi are going to give deal on medion notebook on black friday .
I am retired so will not use it for work .
Any advice appreciated .


  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,939 Forumite
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    edited 17 November 2022 at 5:21PM
    Acer make/made hundreds of laptops, so you'll have to be a bit more specific.  Which Acer model do you have?  (usually a model number on the bottom)

    Might just need more memory and an SSD.
  • EmpireKicking
    Until that day comes, We do not know what the deals are when Friday black sales do arrive. Since you need basic everyday usage makes things a little easy when picking. Picking up a good deal is the first trick and I would go with a new and rather refurbished one. 

    Check this out - ASUS Vivobook 15 X515JA on amazon for £330 and might be cheaper on sales soon
  • alfmurph
    alfmurph Posts: 220 Forumite
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    What about this .
    Acer i5 + 16GB RAM + 512 SSD from Currys.
  • facade
    facade Posts: 7,061 Forumite
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    alfmurph said:
    What about this .
    Acer i5 + 16GB RAM + 512 SSD from Currys.

    You missed out most of the specs.

    i5- what number?
    What sort of windows- pro or home?
    Screen size and type?
    Convertible or standard?
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
  • Cisco001
    Cisco001 Posts: 4,025 Forumite
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    What game are you paying

    Is it the £399 at currys you referring to?

    Looks like good price for its spec.
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