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    • FifiAnne
    • By FifiAnne 9th Jul 18, 10:09 AM
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    Student laptop advice
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    • 9th Jul 18, 10:09 AM
    Student laptop advice 9th Jul 18 at 10:09 AM

    I've posted this on the techie thread as well, but thought someone here might be able to offer insight/experience.

    My daughter starts 6th form in Sept, at present she has an ipad and uses my laptop when needed. I think she's going to need something of her own so have been looking at what's available. TBH a bit shocked at prices!

    I thought it would be better to buy something good quality now which would last the 5 years of A-levels and Uni, but I got conflicting advice in PC World, one person said 5 years isxa ling time to expect a laptop to work well and I should consider buying cheap and cheerful now and then something decent if and when she gets a uni place.

    Can anyone give me any advice or share experiences of what's actually needed for studies? She's doing sciences and maths.


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    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 9th Jul 18, 10:13 AM
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    He sort of has a point.

    Unfortunatly in the current market "cheap and cheerful" usually means a cpu worse than one ten years ago. Basically a tablet masquerading as a laptop.

    I'm sure you will be reserved at the idea and she will hate it, but get a nice refurbished business model from the places that do that sort of thing. That's where the sensible money is (or spend 2000 odd on a current business model if you prefer).

    And quite frankly any current machine is good enough for studies. Even for computing subjects (as long as it's x64). It's just a matter of patience. It always has been. no need for anything expensive if you cannot.
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