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Hi I'm looking to buy my first laptop. I have alot of experience using PCs at work, but unfortunately I have no idea what specs I should be looking for in a laptop in order to get value for money. … Read More
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Hi

I'm looking to buy my first laptop. I have alot of experience using PCs at work, but unfortunately I have no idea what specs I should be looking for in a laptop in order to get value for money.

I have a budget of £400 to include some s/w and anti-virus.

What type of processor, memory and hard drive should be a minumum?

The laptop would be for home use for the following:

-Web browsing & e-mail (wireless connection)
-Using Microsoft Excel & Access (s/w to be purchased from budget)
-Storing my music collection
-Transfering camcorder footage, so firewire port is a necessity.
-Photo editing
-Burning CDs and DVDs
-Connecting to my HD LCD TV

The laptop isn't going to be used for gaming and size/weight is not a major issue.

I have only used Windows XP, so am unsure whether I should stick with XP or
go for Vista since I have read about problems with Vista.

I would prefer a brand new laptop, but would be interested in refurbished provided there was significant warranty.

Any pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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