Please help me choose a new laptop for my wife. Revised Requirements.

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  • chrisw
    chrisw Posts: 3,417 Forumite
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    I wanted a new laptop for my wife but they said they didn't do part exchange...
  • Cisco001
    Cisco001 Posts: 4,018 Forumite
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    chrisw said:
    I wanted a new laptop for my wife but they said they didn't do part exchange...
    CEX.......
  • facade
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    Cisco001 said:

    Currys sell what seems to be the intel version @ £599


    That yoga I have that tries to burn me is a Ryzen, I prefer Intel.

    The i5-1230U is faster, more cores and less power.



    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 said:
    chrisw said:
    I wanted a new laptop for my wife but they said they didn't do part exchange...
    CEX.......
    Whoooooosh... :)
  • facade said:
    Cisco001 said:
    For your consideration, £550 @ ebuyer.



    Currys sell what seems to be the intel version @ £599

    /products/asus-vivobook-15-oled-x1505za-15.6-laptop-intel-core-i5-512-gb-ssd-silver-10251638.html

    That yoga I have that tries to burn me is a Ryzen, I prefer Intel.

    The i5-1230U is faster, more cores and less power.



    Currys OOS
  • Cisco001 said:
    For your consideration, £550 @ ebuyer.


    Vega 7 graphics and PWM utilised for screen dimming..
    Though neither may be an issue for a particular user..
  • Neil49
    Neil49 Posts: 3,074 Forumite
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    READY4 said:
    Neil49 said:
    A recommended laptop in Computer Active magazine is the Acer Swift 3.

    I'm using an oldish Swift 3 and have been very impressed with it. 
    I should add that I was referring to the £400 price point, rather than the 'up to £1000' budget.
    Yes, I was looking at a price point mid way between the two figures! 
  • facade
    facade Posts: 7,016 Forumite
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    edited 27 September 2023 at 2:28PM
    READY4 said:
    facade said:
    Cisco001 said:
    For your consideration, £550 @ ebuyer.



    Currys sell what seems to be the intel version @ £599

    /products/asus-vivobook-15-oled-x1505za-15.6-laptop-intel-core-i5-512-gb-ssd-silver-10251638.html

    That yoga I have that tries to burn me is a Ryzen, I prefer Intel.

    The i5-1230U is faster, more cores and less power.



    Currys OOS

    It wasn't when I posted, and it was £100 cheaper than today. 

    (Mind you, the usual way to tell if a Currys (or Argos) offer was a good one is if it is out of stock.........)
    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 ;))
  • Belenus
    Belenus Posts: 2,549 Forumite
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    edited 2 October 2023 at 3:09PM
    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    I have persuaded my wife that a 15 inch laptop is a better choice for her. We visited a few shops today so she could get a look and feel and she is now happy to switch to the larger screen 15 inch laptop.

    We have decided that we want 16gb memory rather than 4gb or 8gb for Windows11. An SSD is essential but capacity is not too important. Anything 250gb and above would be more than enough.

    She wants a black finish rather than silver, preferably with a black keyboard but grey is acceptable. She does not like the look or reflectivity of the silver laptops.

    John Lewis has the below Lenovo Ideapad 3i on display which would at first glance be ideal for her.

    Can we do better at that price? Is it worth spending more for something better?. We are happy to spend more ( a maximum of £1,000 but preferably a lot less) but, with her requirements being very basic, that should not be necessary.

    Thanks





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