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    Find me a laptop please!

    Please help me choose a new laptop. Here are the requirements:

    15"+ Screen
    Reasonable sound
    Weight not important (I only carry it to the car and back)

    I use:
    Visual Studio
    SQL Server
    Sketchup
    Iplayer

    I have minimal storage requirements (current laptop has 250G and is half full)

    Budget is around £500 inc vat

    Ta very much

    #2
    Two weeks ago I got a Core i7 ASUS lappy from John Lewis for £399, I thought that was a stonking deal.
    Public Service Posting by the BBC - Bloggs Bulls**t Corp.
    Officially CUK certified - Thick as f**k.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Archangel View Post
      Please help me choose a new laptop. Here are the requirements:

      15"+ Screen
      Reasonable sound
      Weight not important (I only carry it to the car and back)

      I use:
      Visual Studio
      SQL Server
      Sketchup
      Iplayer

      I have minimal storage requirements (current laptop has 250G and is half full)

      Budget is around £500 inc vat

      Ta very much
      I can get you Pre-used refurbished. Price better than gumtree or ebay...
      Disclaimer - I'm trading them for few years now.

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        #4
        If you are after something reasonably standard, then somewhere like PC World is probably good enough (7% discount if you're an IPSE member).

        If you want something a bit different, then spec your own on pcspecialist and configure to your heart's content - I got my last one from there and I'm very, very happy with it. But the spec that I was considering wasn't available anywhere else - most places I looked at didn't do a high memory laptop.

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          #5
          My advice has always been get a Latitude from Dell outlet.

          3 years onsite warranty is a nice extra.
          merely at clientco for the entertainment

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            #6
            Dell website.

            I'll submit my invoice for this advice shortly.

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              #7
              Originally posted by eek View Post
              My advice has always been get a Latitude from Dell outlet.

              3 years onsite warranty is a nice extra.
              How much more than £399 for a Core i7? My cheapo ASUS lappy from John Lewis has a two year warranty, so not too shabby.
              Public Service Posting by the BBC - Bloggs Bulls**t Corp.
              Officially CUK certified - Thick as f**k.

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                #8
                will this do all I want? (I don't know waht an AMD A10 is?)

                Buy Lenovo Ideapad 500 Laptop, AMD A10, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD | John Lewis

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                  #9
                  I have Lenovo T420s and it's been great for years but looking at upgrading there is the latest model T460s however on most reviews the battery life is pants so best to stick with the T450s (one of the best selling models in US i read) so I have gone for that, i5-5300 12GB RAM 256SSD for just under 800 notes. Haven't checked it yet as working away.

                  This was on Amazon where is said "last one in stock", after buying it then said "only three left in stock".

                  qh
                  Last edited by quackhandle; 6 July 2016, 12:46.
                  He had a negative bluety on a quackhandle and was quadraspazzed on a lifeglug.

                  I look forward to your all knowing and likely sarcastic and unhelpful reply.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Fred Bloggs View Post
                    How much more than £399 for a Core i7? My cheapo ASUS lappy from John Lewis has a two year warranty, so not too shabby.
                    cheapest i7 at JL seems to be this one at £499

                    Buy Lenovo Ideapad 500 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6" | John Lewis

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