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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.
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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
    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.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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