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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1500 on: August 21, 2020, 09:37:18 PM »
I'm sure anyone with an iPhone has got the message that their iCloud storage is full.

Like me, you probably didn't want to buy more.

What is the easist way to browse your iCloud storage?
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« Reply #1501 on: September 07, 2020, 09:18:51 PM »
Any suggestion for a lap top for first year student - looking to get one as it looks as if learning/homework etc. is only going one way now!!

Just a basic one for the school work etc.

Types, prices and where are they best deals etc. all welcome.

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« Reply #1502 on: September 08, 2020, 08:44:39 AM »
Any suggestion for a lap top for first year student - looking to get one as it looks as if learning/homework etc. is only going one way now!!

Just a basic one for the school work etc.

Types, prices and where are they best deals etc. all welcome.

Chromebook may be a good option for this, my eldest has one for the exact same reason.

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1503 on: September 08, 2020, 03:37:16 PM »
I've bought laptops from https://www.refreshedbyus.com/refurbished-laptops
Refurbs, usually government laptops and all with a 1 year warranty. I've never had to use the warranty myself.
Recently bought a HP i5, with 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM, think it was about 245 (though this was an offer).
They usually come with Open Office installed, but these days its quite easy to get a copy of a full version of Office. :)

Cheapest one I see on there at the minute is this:
https://www.refreshedbyus.com/refurbished-hp-probook-6560b-laptop-intel-i3-2-1ghz-4gb-ram-250gb-hd-b

Perfect for school work at 185.

Great value for money IMO.

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1504 on: September 08, 2020, 04:07:14 PM »
great website

anyone got a link for good mobile phone deals apart from the usual standard providers

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« Reply #1505 on: September 08, 2020, 04:17:43 PM »
If you're prepared to wait, eglobal is great for phones.
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« Reply #1506 on: September 08, 2020, 06:10:24 PM »
great website

anyone got a link for good mobile phone deals apart from the usual standard providers

https://event.mi.com/uk/sales2020/poco-x3-nfc

This looks to be a lot of phone for the money - maybe gallsman could advise on it as he has mentioned xiaomi phones in the past

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« Reply #1507 on: September 08, 2020, 09:28:46 PM »
I've bought laptops from https://www.refreshedbyus.com/refurbished-laptops
Refurbs, usually government laptops and all with a 1 year warranty. I've never had to use the warranty myself.
Recently bought a HP i5, with 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM, think it was about 245 (though this was an offer).
They usually come with Open Office installed, but these days its quite easy to get a copy of a full version of Office. :)

Cheapest one I see on there at the minute is this:
https://www.refreshedbyus.com/refurbished-hp-probook-6560b-laptop-intel-i3-2-1ghz-4gb-ram-250gb-hd-b

Perfect for school work at 185.

Great value for money IMO.

Thanks.

And 5% off that also if you sign up for their email list.

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« Reply #1508 on: September 09, 2020, 12:15:39 PM »
great website

anyone got a link for good mobile phone deals apart from the usual standard providers

https://event.mi.com/uk/sales2020/poco-x3-nfc

This looks to be a lot of phone for the money - maybe gallsman could advise on it as he has mentioned xiaomi phones in the past

Pocophones are generally top notch budget phones. The F1 was outstanding. Don't know anything about the X3 though.
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« Reply #1509 on: September 09, 2020, 02:15:15 PM »
great website

anyone got a link for good mobile phone deals apart from the usual standard providers

https://event.mi.com/uk/sales2020/poco-x3-nfc

This looks to be a lot of phone for the money - maybe gallsman could advise on it as he has mentioned xiaomi phones in the past

Pocophones are generally top notch budget phones. The F1 was outstanding. Don't know anything about the X3 though.

I recently bought an Oppo A9 off Amazon for 170.
4GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Snapdragon 665 processor, Battery lasts about 3 days. It's a bit bigger than some of the other phones out there, but great value for money and I can't fault it so far.

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1510 on: September 09, 2020, 05:39:14 PM »
I was gonna post similar, I bought an OPPO Reno for 230 a few months back. 6GB RAM, 256GB storage, 6.4" screen. Amazing performance for the price as far as I'm concerned.

Not getting anything like three days on the battery, I'm a heavy enough user but it's certainly getting me through the day with no bother...

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1511 on: September 09, 2020, 06:15:12 PM »
On a related point, now that phones have 6GB of memory it is unwise to buy a laptop with only 4GB, a bit more will make things run more smoothly if you have more than one application on the go.
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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1512 on: September 09, 2020, 08:41:42 PM »
On a related point, now that phones have 6GB of memory it is unwise to buy a laptop with only 4GB, a bit more will make things run more smoothly if you have more than one application on the go.
Had this conversation with an IS guy in work when I was buying for the son and he said 8Gb *minimum* and if it can be configured online buy 16Gb as you'll prob find it's only an extra 30 quid or so. He says the uninitiated focus too much on HDD/SSD size when nowadays with cloud storage it's one of the least important aspects of buying a new PC.

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« Reply #1513 on: September 09, 2020, 09:07:08 PM »
Entirely depends on what you want to use your laptop for. Vast majority of people would have no need four 16GB now and for a few years yet.
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« Reply #1514 on: September 11, 2020, 05:27:24 PM »
Entirely depends on what you want to use your laptop for. Vast majority of people would have no need four 16GB now and for a few years yet.

Yeah I'd agree with this.
For the majority of home users the 4GB ram is fine.
Phones run different chips that computers so it's like comparing apples and oranges.
If you have a laptop with an AMD processor, I'd say bump up the RAM as high as you can. If you have an i5, for example, 4GB will do a lot of work for you.

If you were buying a car, you would buy what you need, not the fastest one on the road. Otherwise we'd all be in Ferrari's and 90% of the drivers would be doing 40mph. lol.