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Re: Laptops
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2014, 03:57:56 PM »
Whats your budget?

400-450 max GBP

Are these 2in1 type any good whereby they are both laptop and tablet....

I personally would rather just go for a smaller sized laptop (like 13 inch)- get better bang for your buck.

Tablet pc's prone to damage and cant embrace that much data, which doesn't really suit if you have  loads of film and videos.

If your streaming loads make sure you have a good network card/Wireless to get the best out of your broadband. At a minimum I would make sure you have 8GB of RAM, at least 2.00 GHz processor and 1TB of storage should be more than enough storage.

Have bought machines of PC world before and signed up for there Know How cover plan - 7.99  a month or something. Definitely worth having in my opinion and it has saved me a few times!

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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2014, 11:53:54 PM »
Saying as this is for me and not an actual present, would I best to hold out until after Christmas?

I have seen this laptop and it looks pretty good (people have told me though that 4gb RAM isn't great?)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-x555la-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-4210-processor-329-00-currys-2073662
Like I say, it will be mainly used for lots of word processing and a bit of streaming/youtube.

Would I be as best going for this or holding out for a better deal in the after Christmas sales?

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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2014, 09:54:03 AM »
Guys sorry for being a pain in the arse but which of these two laptops would you go for?

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-x555la-15-6-laptop-grey-10030381-pdt.html#cat-0

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-p088sa-15-6-laptop-white-10011458-pdt.html#cat-0

I know the Asus has a better processor and more memory (and of course cheaper) but what is the make like in comparison to HP?
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2014, 10:04:15 AM »
I've never had Asus for a laptop before but had a tablet that read absolutely brilliant. Haven't heard anyone with complaints.
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2014, 07:52:39 PM »
Guys sorry for being a pain in the arse but which of these two laptops would you go for?

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-x555la-15-6-laptop-grey-10030381-pdt.html#cat-0

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-p088sa-15-6-laptop-white-10011458-pdt.html#cat-0

I know the Asus has a better processor and more memory (and of course cheaper) but what is the make like in comparison to HP?

Have had an Asus N56V for the last 16 months or so. No problems so far

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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2016, 09:35:08 AM »
Would anyone consider buying a grade A refurbished 13" Apple MacBook of Woucher. See link below for it's details, i believe it to be last years model or possibly the year before?

I was hoping some of you computer men/women could advise...BTW it's only needed for general stuff that young ones do these days not for photography or editing etc


http://www.wowcher.co.uk/nationwide/deal-1587972-detail/199-instead-389-01-grade-refurbished-13-apple/deal.html?Linkpos=Title&blockpos=6&deal=1587972&ito=wowcher_email_National_Special_BigDiscounts_09112016&cauth=25189d76-e3a4-4ca9-a617-c00899b67e1d&st_cid=8079524&st_rid=18995266
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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2016, 10:38:28 AM »
I was looking at options for photos. With digital you can run up a lot of file space especially if you take videos. I think the best option is an external drive. Laptop pricing seems to be focused on file space. You might pay 150 for what you can get elsewhere for 20. And laptops are built to fail.
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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2016, 12:49:56 PM »
What is the story with refurbished (Grade A) though?
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2016, 09:04:55 PM »
Both daughters looking Laptops..... for school and watching the rubbish they do... so looking something in the up to 300 range.... anyone doing deals on these or should we wait til the Black Friday sales?
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2016, 09:22:16 PM »
Would anyone consider buying a grade A refurbished 13" Apple MacBook of Woucher. See link below for it's details, i believe it to be last years model or possibly the year before?

I was hoping some of you computer men/women could advise...BTW it's only needed for general stuff that young ones do these days not for photography or editing etc


http://www.wowcher.co.uk/nationwide/deal-1587972-detail/199-instead-389-01-grade-refurbished-13-apple/deal.html?Linkpos=Title&blockpos=6&deal=1587972&ito=wowcher_email_National_Special_BigDiscounts_09112016&cauth=25189d76-e3a4-4ca9-a617-c00899b67e1d&st_cid=8079524&st_rid=18995266

Looks a decent deal.  Safe enough site?

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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2016, 09:29:41 PM »
I think Minder bought a refurbed Mac book years ago and it's still going.

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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2016, 09:40:10 PM »
I think Minder bought a refurbed Mac book years ago and it's still going.

MacBook Pro 6 years ago and it is going as well as ever
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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2016, 10:01:44 PM »
lenovo Thinkpad - got one two years ago and wouldn't use anything else now
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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2016, 10:12:16 PM »
Would anyone consider buying a grade A refurbished 13" Apple MacBook of Woucher. See link below for it's details, i believe it to be last years model or possibly the year before?

I was hoping some of you computer men/women could advise...BTW it's only needed for general stuff that young ones do these days not for photography or editing etc


http://www.wowcher.co.uk/nationwide/deal-1587972-detail/199-instead-389-01-grade-refurbished-13-apple/deal.html?Linkpos=Title&blockpos=6&deal=1587972&ito=wowcher_email_National_Special_BigDiscounts_09112016&cauth=25189d76-e3a4-4ca9-a617-c00899b67e1d&st_cid=8079524&st_rid=18995266

The one in the link is ancient! The white ones are gone for at least 4 years.

2GB Ram is small, my old MacBook Pro has 8, and 500GB storage.

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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2016, 10:15:23 PM »
Sorry I should have added some proof: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook

Count the ports on the left hand side.

My 4 year old model has 4, plus a headphones socket. Apple keep reducing them so the one in the ad is older.

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