Need help getting a fairly cheap laptop for university

tatatoothy

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Hi

I will be starting university shortly, and need to pick up a laptop, preferably for around £200 (or less).

I only need it for essay writing, watching livestreams and video ect, no gaming or anything like that.

I would prefer it to be 15''-16'', but I don't mind a great deal about hard drive size, blueray drive or portability, but a decent battery life and screen would be nice.

Again, I'm just looking for something cheap and cheerful, but I'm a little lost as to what to buy!

Thanks for reading, and I would appreciate any and all advice!
 

jaguarskx

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£200 is an extremely limited budget for a laptop. I do not live in the UK, but the following 15.6" Asus X551MAV with a Celeron N2840 Atom CPU, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive is the best I can find. It's not great, but it fits in your budget. I also provided a link to a review.

http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-x551mav-intel-celeron-n2840-4gb-1tb-15-6--windows-8-1-bing-B2BM.html?refs=57860000-14-57980000&src=3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UG9GC2NQ18


The following is the least expensive 15.6" laptop sold at dabs.com with a Core i3 CPU for £290. Yes, it is more expensive, but it is also more powerful, likely powerful enough to get you through university without having too much complaints about having a slow laptop.

http://www.dabs.com/products/hp-250-g3-intel-core-i3-4005u-4gb-500gb-15-6--windows-8-1-64-bit-B01K.html?refs=57860000-14-57980000&src=2
 
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