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    • Korkyb
    • By Korkyb 10th Oct 17, 9:58 AM
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    Laptop choice / buying advice.
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    • 10th Oct 17, 9:58 AM
    Laptop choice / buying advice. 10th Oct 17 at 9:58 AM
    Hi all!

    I'm looking for a smallish laptop with a decent battery life, full HD screen and ideally a SSD (although not a dealbreaker as I have a spare one. (budget around £500 but can be flexible)

    I'm currently looking at the Lenovo 13 which I can currently buy the following spec for about £467. (through Health Service Discounts).
    • Processor : Intel Core i3-7100U Processor (3MB Cache, 2.4GHz)
    • Display Panel : 13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare, 250 nits, Black
    • Memory : 8GB DDR4-2133 SODIMM
    • Graphics : Intel HD Graphics 620
    • Battery : 3cell 42Wh
    • Hard Drive : Intel 180GB Solid State Drive, 2.5", SATA3, OPAL2.0

    Before hitting the buy button I was wondering if this is as good as I'll get for my cash or should I be looking at something else?

    Another thing I'm wondering is whether to upgrade to an Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 3.1Ghz) which would cost around an extra £50.

    Would I see much difference in performance given the nature of the machine and how would the more powerful processor affect battery life??

    Cheers for any advice!
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