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Recommend me a laptop

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by General-Lee, May 15, 2018.

  1. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Hi, wife needs a laptop decent mid range sort of £400-500 may upgrade in few years if job and house pan out don’t wanna go crazy now. Bit of typing at peoples homes and bulk will be done at home.

    Wants: small, good battery, Windows, cd drive, think that’s about it, oh wants to be stylish :rolleyes::facepalm: (managed to convince her away from pinching my MacBook!!:D ).

    Any help/ideas greatly appreciated Lee.
     
  2. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
  3. You wont buy a really mid range machine for 400 quid. Could buy a decent tablet though?
     
  4. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
    No probably not found one for £500, just need to look into it.
     
  5. JeepJeep

    JeepJeep Member

    What Spec for £500?

    I've an ageing Toshiba thats earned it's keep but it just keeps going. Keep looking at replacing it but everything comes back as HP or Dell and feels cheap. Bought the Misses an Asus and I don't like the feel of that either.

    An Acer lasted 12 months a few years back.

    I'm after ideally an I5/I7 with a big Screen for spreadsheets and parts catalogues/ diagrams none of this 12 13 inch sh!t..

    Desktops no good as I need to work out of the car aswell.
     
  6. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    HP is usually my brand of preference from the big boys
     
  7. JeepJeep

    JeepJeep Member

    Do they last?... Don't feel aswell built as the Toshiba. Used for A Good few hours a day.
     
  8. f0ster

    f0ster Member

    one of my customers buys gov surplus machines and referbs them and sells them on, it is not just a side line, it is his full time job. I have had a couple, any version of windows you like, fully registered. the last one was a lenovo think pad,
     
  9. Boysground

    Boysground Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Have had 2 desktops and 3 laptops from PCS. They have all been excellent machines. With the bonus of no bloatware to slow them down from the start you can spec each machine exactly as you want. 4 of the machines are still in daily use.

    The desktop in the parlour has hardly been turned off for 7 years, the only problem was having to replace the power supply a couple of years ago.

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  10. If you can get a lenovo they are normally good kit.

    Asus is the cheapest I would dare go personally.
     
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  11. My wife’s got a Lenovo yoga flip-back convertible one and they’re pretty good. The networking on it seems to be an aspect that lets it down slightly. But that maybe her particular setup or W10 to be fair.

    Back in the day (in the late 90s), “proper” ThinkPads - the T-series - were the absolute bollocks. Proper magnesium chassis, light and powerful.

    They had some innovative stuff like the famous “butterfly” keyboard that expanded out from the body into a full(er) sized keyboard.

    Then IBM decided to get out of hardware completely and go into “services”. Hence they flogged the whole division to the Chinese.
     
  12. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
  13. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Yes, is that a bad thing? Ex display I know but not too bad a price.
     
  14. Not at all, just curious :)
     
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  15. JeepJeep

    JeepJeep Member

    Went into Currys this afternoon. Was quite impressed. No Pressure and explained everything between the Specs. Toss up between a Dell and High Spec HP at the moment... Then there's the Macbooks which impressed no end... :banghead:Photo'd all the Specs and Prices so I can have a look around at Prices.
     
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  16. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Just bought a MacBook Pro as a 21st birthday present for eldest.

    I need to go lie down in a darkened room now to recover and that’s with student discount!!
     
  17. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Big expenditure but I’ve the same and it’s done 4 if not 5 years, where as ‘normal’ laptops only lasted me a couple years tops sometimes.
     
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