Buying Laptop - Advice Needed

agentile

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Hello,

I'm looking for a laptop and to be quite honest I'm lost with all the choices available. I'm looking for something quick and powerful first and foremost with anything else being an added bonus. I hope you'll be able to help.

Thank you.

1. What is your budget?
£500 - £600

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
I don't mind.

3. What screen resolution do you want?
A 1080 resolution would be nice if possible.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Either.

5. How much battery life do you need?
The best possible.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
It won't be used for gaming.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Browse the internet, word process, edit photos and watch movies.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
The best possible.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
I'm open to suggestions.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
I would like it to last me 5 years if possible.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
I can't remember the last time I ever used a disc but a DVD-Rom/Writer would be handy.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I'm open to suggestions.

13. What country do you live in?
UK

 

Scottray

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To help narrow things down a bit, I would suggest a laptop with an Intel i5 processor and a minimum of 8GB RAM for your needs. For storage, I'm finally seeing laptops come with SSD drives. You'll need 256GB or more. I have SSD drives in all my PC's now. The overall usability and speed is significantly better than a laptop with HDD storage. The disadvantage is SSD's come in smaller sizes than HDD's. However, you can get an external USB drive to store large files, like movies, when you're running out of room on the SSD. After that, it's a matter if you like the screen, keyboard feel, size, looks, etc. All the main manufacturers make quality laptops - HP, Dell, Lenovo, to name a few.
 

Scottray

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To help narrow things down a bit, I would suggest a laptop with an Intel i5 processor and a minimum of 8GB RAM for your needs. For storage, I'm finally seeing laptops come with SSD drives. You'll need 256GB or more. I have SSD drives in all my PC's now. The overall usability and speed is significantly better than a laptop with HDD storage. The disadvantage is SSD's come in smaller sizes than HDD's. However, you can get an external USB drive to store large files, like movies, when you're running out of room on the SSD. After that, it's a matter if you like the screen, keyboard feel, size, looks, etc. All the main manufacturers make quality laptops - HP, Dell, Lenovo, to name a few.
 
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