Looking for Laptop, budget of £400 - Specifics listed on thread


Sep 16, 2013
I've looked through quite a lot of threads which request low budget gaming laptops but none of which really met what I was looking for.

1. What is your budget?
I'd like to keep it at £400 maximum. I could go slightly over, but only if it makes a lot of difference.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Size doesn't matter too much for me. I'd like the laptop to be light though as I will be carrying it around a lot for when I am at University.

3. What screen resolution do you want?

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Just a new laptop is all I need.

5. How much battery life do you need?
As much as possible with the budget specified.

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)?
Yes, the likes of Counter Strike Global Offensive, Mount & Blade, Civ 5. So, around medium graphics.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
General University work, programming, watching videos, nothing too intensive. I won't be doing video editing or rendering or anything of that sort.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
Preferebly 1TB.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Till the end of University, so it should last me around 4 years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Doesn't require one I wouldn't think, but DVD should be fine. bluray is uncessary.

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.
Has to be a windows based laptop. I don't want Linux or Mac.

13. What country do you live in?
UK, England. But if you find a laptop with my price range from another country, please do post.