Hey i recently posted a thread similar but my price has dropped unfortunately. I have £400 maybe slightly over if it is a fair upgrade, I will be using it for student stuff mainly and portability. If it can run older games on low settings that is also a plus but its not a must.
MERGED QUESTION Question from joeloc : "Would appreciate any help finding an affordable laptop"
I have around £400 to spend at the most and I am looking for a laptop for general use along with games such as Sims and maybe wow on low settings. The gaming side is kind of a luxury which i probably cannot afford, so I just need a nice fast laptop that's portable and good for word and browsing etc.
Any help you guys can offer is appreciated I must have looked at around 60 laptops now but not sure whether they are any good or not.
Those laptops look ok to me, as long as you're fine with them being refurbished and maybe having slight cosmetic damage. Also, they have hard drives so will be slower to load up, depends on what you prefer I guess. https/www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0765F36C6?tag=22
This laptop looks ok if you want something brand new instead but some of the specs will be worse. The processor looks comparable but it only has 4 GB of RAM which is really quite low. Although this does have a SSD, however small it may be.
Just a note, have you got anything from the site before? I saw a grammar mistake on their listing, usually I take that as a sign that they might not be legit.
I have had second thoughts about the refurbish as the battery life might be marginally lower which isn't good for what I will be needing.
That laptop looks good but as you say the 4gb ram and low ssd is an issue, something I may have to bite the bullet and deal with though I guess, would that machine run any games on low settings? such as Sims and older total wars?
The argos one does look ok, even though its a HDD. If you're used to a hard drive it shouldn't be too significant.
To be honest though, windows only takes about 30 GB so that gives you around 85 GB left on the amazon laptop I showed you, that could be usable if just for work, pushing it though. If you did need to, you could get an external hard drive later down the road or upgrade the internal drive (pretty sure that would void your warranty though).
If you intend on gaming then you would probably need more space, but the sort of games you could play at this budget probably wouldn't take up too much space. If you look at the min requirements for the games you want to play, like for Sims you could just check on steam. You should be fine but the graphics card (which is integrated) would really be pushing it and to be honest I don't really know as i'm not too familiar with integrated graphics for gaming. Otherwise the specs are fine.
So I would probably go for the Asus from amazon or the Argos one (the Amazon one you sent looks like its used, if you're not up for a refurbished laptop not sure if you'd like that).