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    • stinky_daddy
    • By stinky_daddy 15th Apr 19, 5:05 PM
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    Replacement laptop
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    • 15th Apr 19, 5:05 PM
    Replacement laptop 15th Apr 19 at 5:05 PM
    Hi all

    after a little advice from the more knowledgeable on this site please.

    My laptop wasn't charging, so I put it in for a dc Jack replacement / repair, now it turns out there is a problem with the motherboard (which basically means that the charge is not making it to the battery.

    During discussion with the repairer I have decided to get a new laptop (as it's not financially viable to repair the current one) pulling the hd drive and taking the info off it (Have most of it backed up to various devices including various cloud sites, usb sticks and a 6TB external drive).

    My question is what are the best laptops I should be looking at:
    Budget circa 400
    Processor should be an i5 ideally
    Current machine is an ASUS if that makes any difference

    Have written this on my phone (as such it's not great to search on) otherwise I would have done the searching myself

    TIA

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    • kinger101
    • By kinger101 15th Apr 19, 5:47 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 5:47 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 5:47 PM
    What do you use if for?

    Having said that, get at least 8 GB RAM and a SSD of at least 256 GB.

    You don't need HDD storage if you've a decent internet connection and cloud storage and/or NAS.
    • stinky_daddy
    • By stinky_daddy 15th Apr 19, 7:50 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 7:50 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 7:50 PM
    What do you use if for?

    Having said that, get at least 8 GB RAM and a SSD of at least 256 GB.

    You don't need HDD storage if you've a decent internet connection and cloud storage and/or NAS.
    Originally posted by kinger101
    It is used mainly for converting files, general browsing and using MS Office files (mostly word and excel) in all honesty.

    Would I be better off looking at Notebooks (are they powerful enough to handle file converting)?

    TIA

    s_d
    Sometimes I wonder...
    "why is that frisbee getting bigger?"
    ...and then it hits me

    Jesus loves you...A nice thing to hear in church, but a horrible thing to hear in a Mexican prison

    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 16th Apr 19, 10:26 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 10:26 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 10:26 AM
    Lenovo V330-14ARR Ryzen 5 Laptop 370
    AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 2GHz
    8GB DDR4 + 256GB SSD
    14" Full HD Display
    AMD Radeon Vega 8
    WIFI + Windows 10 Home

    https://www.ebuyer.com/855754-lenovo-v330-14arr-ryzen-5-laptop-81b1001euk?mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=51467863979&pkw=&pmt=& gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp_v5_bLU4QIVRLHtCh0qNgc3EAQYASAB EgJ8L_D_BwE
    Last edited by Cisco001; 16-04-2019 at 10:31 AM.
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 16th Apr 19, 12:25 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 12:25 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 12:25 PM
    Or 330 for lower spec CPU (but still large SSD and memory and FHD)
    https://www.ebuyer.com/874549-hp-255-g7-ryzen-3-8gb-256gb-full-hd-15-6in-win10-laptop-6bn96ea-abu?utm_source=hotukdeals&utm_medium=referral&utm_ campaign=hotukdeals
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