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  • Technoishmatt 21 Jun 2018 17:06:56 4,285 posts
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    I'll be going Surface for my next laptop.

    The build quality is just so impressive. And they seemed OK on the value side to me, last time I looked (definitely don't have the Apple premium).
  • THFourteen 21 Jun 2018 17:59:27 53,839 posts
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    @beastmaster

    How about the ASUS zenbooks?

    Thatís what Iíd probably get if money was no option and I didnít want to game.

    Or the dell xps 15. 15Ē laptop in a 14Ē shell

    Edited by THFourteen at 18:01:33 21-06-2018
  • Deleted user 21 June 2018 22:16:07
    THFourteen wrote:
    @beastmaster

    How about the ASUS zenbooks?

    Thatís what Iíd probably get if money was no option and I didnít want to game.

    Or the dell xps 15. 15Ē laptop in a 14Ē shell
    I bought a refurb Zenbook that arrived today. As mentioned in the musings thread. I bloody love it so far. Cost me £450 and it's in A1 condition.
  • Deleted user 21 June 2018 22:21:56
    beastmaster wrote:
    EG hive mind. Iím now looking for a Windows 10 laptop. Been looking and thereís just so many options.

    Got a budget up to £1500. Not interesting in using it for gaming. I probably donít need that powerful a machine. Iíll be putting an Oracle database (maybe) and run source control software, Jenkins, Github etc. Probably run a version on Linux on a VM. Work type stuff.

    Surface looks very nice but I can probably get a LOT more for the money.

    I'd definitely look at the dell XPS range, The top tier Lenovo yoga pro and as mentioned the zenbooks are both swish.

    You definitely dont need a budget of that much though if it's non gaming. 1K will net you a quality one. All depends on portability, spec etc.
  • Fake_Blood 21 Jun 2018 22:24:19 10,455 posts
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    Or maybe a super crazy zenbook.

  • Deleted user 21 June 2018 22:37:02
    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Or maybe a super crazy zenbook.

    Most expensive way to emulate a 3DS :)
  • robthehermit 27 Sep 2018 12:24:46 7,829 posts
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    Is this any good?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B06VVXNX5Z/ref=psdcmw_429886031_t1_B071V81Y89

    I just need a cheapish laptop for web browsing and video watching. I know the resolution isn't brilliant, but I figure that matters less on a smaller screen.

    If you think it's shite, can you point me at something better for similar money. Thanks.
  • wobbly_Bob 27 Sep 2018 15:36:46 5,162 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    Is this any good?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B06VVXNX5Z/ref=psdcmw_429886031_t1_B071V81Y89

    I just need a cheapish laptop for web browsing and video watching. I know the resolution isn't brilliant, but I figure that matters less on a smaller screen.

    If you think it's shite, can you point me at something better for similar money. Thanks.
    Funnily enough I'm thinking of getting a laptop and was looking at the same one. It seems to review very well.
  • THFourteen 27 Sep 2018 15:44:37 53,839 posts
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    The only issue i'd have with it is the resolution. I find anything less than 1080p a fucking PITA to multitask with sometimes.
  • KnuttinAtoll 27 Sep 2018 15:51:14 8,146 posts
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    Yeah I'd have to agree. Would go with at least 900p for that screen size.
  • Zerobob 27 Sep 2018 16:09:43 2,450 posts
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    I think 1080p should be the minimum for any screen these days. Anything less feels cramped to me. If you're OK with less at least the battery life should be marginally better.

    That laptop looks decent otherwise though and has an SSD which is the main thing.

    Have you considered an iPad if literally all you're doing is web browsing and video watching? Granted they're more locked down, if that's an issue, but otherwise you'll be getting a far better screen, better portability, and access to all the stuff on the App store.
  • robthehermit 27 Sep 2018 16:48:36 7,829 posts
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    The other thing I was looking at is this:

    https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-lenovo-yoga-520-pentium-gold-4415u-4gb-128gb-ssd-14-windows-10-a1-80x800s4uk/version.asp

    Not as powerful, but it doesn't really need to be. It is however slightly cheaper and full hd.
  • robthehermit 27 Sep 2018 16:49:13 7,829 posts
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    And it just went out of stock. :(
  • THFourteen 27 Sep 2018 17:00:32 53,839 posts
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    @robthehermit

    4gig of ram annoyingly. But possibly upgradable
  • Deleted user 27 September 2018 17:34:16
    I've used xsonly a few times now so highly recommend them for quality refurbs. Bought a zenbook off them a few months ago for £400 and it's great.

    https://www.xsonly.com
  • robthehermit 3 Oct 2018 15:14:19 7,829 posts
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    Went for one of these in the end.

    https://www.blackmoreit.com/be-dell-latitude-e7240--i5-cpu--4gb-ram--128gb-ssd--12-touchscreen-laptop.html

    Costs £206 by the time you've added windows 10 and an extra 4gb of ram.
  • robthehermit 4 Oct 2018 12:24:56 7,829 posts
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    So it's arrived, and I have to say, it's rather nice. A few scuffs and whatnot, and slightly heavier than I was expecting but for a 4 year old or so refurb it's in excellent nick. It's also pretty quick, and for what I need it for it looks to be more than up to the job.

    I would say that the only thing I'm not sold on is the reflectiveness of the screen which would make a pretty good mirror. I might upgrade Mrs Hermit to one as her laptop is so old and crap that it's almost worse than having no laptop at all.
  • wizbob 4 Oct 2018 17:36:31 926 posts
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    I preordered a Razer laptop from Amazon in June and not only am I still waiting for it, but Razer can't even tell me when it will be back in stock. They should really avoid talking about things they can't make.
  • Psychotext 6 Oct 2018 14:38:03 67,182 posts
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    Quick question...

    Looking at benchmarks it appears that the i3 in one laptop I'm looking at is quite a bit more powerful than the i5 I'm looking at in another laptop (refurb). Anything else I should be aware of for i3 vs i5?

    Machine will never be used for gaming, but will be used for movies.
  • THFourteen 6 Oct 2018 16:58:48 53,839 posts
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    @Psychotext

    Not sure about laptop CPUs but the last gen intels had 4 core i3s
  • DUFFMAN5 15 Nov 2018 07:00:33 26,050 posts
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    Chaps
    I'm after a lap top with full size keyboard(not note book) for daughters Xmas pressie. I really now fuck all about them so thought I would ask you lot on here ;)

    She is 12, so it is mainly for Homework (we want to get her some Graphic design software) and pin interest! She already has an ipad and iphone but no way am I buying an apple. Needs to be ready to go from the off.

    I was thinking top budget of £400, can I get anything half descent for that ? if you know any deals could you link please. I use Amazon a lot so if it was from them, that would be good.

    Cheers in advance.
  • Deleted user 15 November 2018 11:49:14
    Don't know how careful your daughter is with things but I've heard a lot of schools like Lenovo because of the general robust build. Would something like this work for you?

    https://www.ebuyer.com/833076-lenovo-v130-laptop-81hn00e6uk
  • RunningMan 15 Nov 2018 15:15:23 2,999 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 Got my daughter the followingfrom John Lewis. The exact spec is,

    HP 14-cm0002na Laptop, AMD Ryzen 3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 14Ē Full HD

    for £399. She seems very happy with it.
  • sport 15 Nov 2018 15:20:59 16,120 posts
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    This might be a better shout

    LENOVO IdeaPad 330-15ARR, AMD Ryzen 3, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, 15.6" Full HD

    for £379.

    Kinda tempted myself but might wait for actual BF to kick in and look around.
  • THFourteen 15 Nov 2018 18:21:05 53,839 posts
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    Iíd go for this one

    https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-hp-pavilion-14-ck0518sa-core-i5-8250-8gb-128gb-14-inch-windows-a1-4ba18ea/version.asp#/specs

    Small ssd. But otherwise perfect.
  • DUFFMAN5 15 Nov 2018 19:17:19 26,050 posts
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    Cheers for tips chaps. I will see if anything good comes up on Amazon tomorrow. Please keep offering advice with links ;)
  • Deleted user 20 July 2019 11:53:24
    I'm in the market for a Chromebook. I've got a beefy gaming laptop but I need something more lighter and portable for non gaming use.

    Just wondered if anyone had this:

    Acer Chromebook R13 CB5 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MEH09CD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uhVmDb62QQK3D

    Refurb prices are around £200. It appears to show up on the usual 'best of' lists.
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