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Sorry... I'm looking to get a new laptop, I currently use my work laptop, but leaving my job soon. Not looking for anything mega powered, just something to comfortably run windows, surf the net… Read More
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1m, 2w agoPosted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Sorry...

I'm looking to get a new laptop, I currently use my work laptop, but leaving my job soon.

Not looking for anything mega powered, just something to comfortably run windows, surf the net, use streaming services such as netflix, run office and other apps, and a decent amount of storage.

Don't want to pay the earth for it.

Hopefully my requirements aren't too daft!
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1m, 2w agoPosted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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A i7 one from hp was cheap on here a while ago don't no if still on a decent laptop but no ssd but for that 2 to 10s secs oh well
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puddles9999
A i7 one from hp was cheap on here a while ago don't no if still on a decent laptop but no ssd but for that 2 to 10s secs oh well

SSD doesn't really bother me that much, I can wait for the 2 to 10 seconds :)
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puddles9999
A i7 one from hp was cheap on here a while ago don't no if still on a decent laptop but no ssd but for that 2 to 10s secs oh well

Not sure if I would bother with an i7 for the listed uses, an i3 would perform just as well. I don't have any particularly good deals I am aware of, but I would look for an i3 or i5 processor, 8gb of ram, and a 1tb hard drive (although they are usually easy to install one yourself, so don't let this be a deal breaker). As you are not doing editing or gaming a GPU would probably not be worthwhile. I'd be happy to critique something if you post a laptop you like the look of.

EDIT: Something like this meets the criteria, although you can probably find something cheaper elsewhere. This is not a deal, just an example:

https://www.cheaplaptopcompany.co.uk/laptops/refurbished-delle5430-8gb-laptop?gclid=Cj0KEQiAl4TGBRDhgvmikdHPsdABEiQAtBcc8EPtj8cmwzGvRoqAJQnUTdyaicSkLD_vSMy8COdP8swaAkDZ8P8HAQ

Edited By: Nalwoir on Mar 09, 2017 16:41
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Nalwoir
puddles9999
A i7 one from hp was cheap on here a while ago don't no if still on a decent laptop but no ssd but for that 2 to 10s secs oh well
Not sure if I would bother with an i7 for the listed uses, an i3 would perform just as well. I don't have any particularly good deals I am aware of, but I would look for an i3 or i5 processor, 8gb of ram, and a 1tb hard drive (although they are usually easy to install one yourself, so don't let this be a deal breaker). As you are not doing editing or gaming a GPU would probably not be worthwhile. I'd be happy to critique something if you post a laptop you like the look of.
EDIT: Something like this meets the criteria, although you can probably find something cheaper elsewhere. This is not a deal, just an example: https://www.cheaplaptopcompany.co.uk/laptops/refurbished-delle5430-8gb-laptop?gclid=Cj0KEQiAl4TGBRDhgvmikdHPsdABEiQAtBcc8EPtj8cmwzGvRoqAJQnUTdyaicSkLD_vSMy8COdP8swaAkDZ8P8HAQ

That's the sort of spec I was thinking about. Based on that I'll have a look around and see what I can find.

Thanks for the advice :)
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Nalwoir
puddles9999
A i7 one from hp was cheap on here a while ago don't no if still on a decent laptop but no ssd but for that 2 to 10s secs oh well
Not sure if I would bother with an i7 for the listed uses, an i3 would perform just as well. I don't have any particularly good deals I am aware of, but I would look for an i3 or i5 processor, 8gb of ram, and a 1tb hard drive (although they are usually easy to install one yourself, so don't let this be a deal breaker). As you are not doing editing or gaming a GPU would probably not be worthwhile. I'd be happy to critique something if you post a laptop you like the look of.
EDIT: Something like this meets the criteria, although you can probably find something cheaper elsewhere. This is not a deal, just an example: https://www.cheaplaptopcompany.co.uk/laptops/refurbished-delle5430-8gb-laptop?gclid=Cj0KEQiAl4TGBRDhgvmikdHPsdABEiQAtBcc8EPtj8cmwzGvRoqAJQnUTdyaicSkLD_vSMy8COdP8swaAkDZ8P8HAQ

Thoughts on this one:

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5567-laptop/pd?oc=cn55718&model_id=inspiron-15-5567-laptop

Currently £50 off using a code

Edited By: Marcoos on Mar 10, 2017 11:15: my awful typing
#6

If you can get it for £50, it's a steal. The processor is reliable, but not quite as powerful as an i3. Screen isn't full HD so watching things on Netflix might not look quite as sharp as you would be used to on a 1920x1080 screen. The Hard Drive is 5400rpm, which is slower than the 7200rpm ones you would want to go for (will take longer to boot, load files, etc). Ram is single channel, which means you can upgrade to 16gb in the future and improve it's lifespan...

Overall, it's using some reliable (if a bit old and slow) components, but if it is truly £50 (and not £50 off the listed price) it's a damn fine deal.
#7
Nalwoir
If you can get it for £50, it's a steal. The processor is reliable, but not quite as powerful as an i3. Screen isn't full HD so watching things on Netflix might not look quite as sharp as you would be used to on a 1920x1080 screen. The Hard Drive is 5400rpm, which is slower than the 7200rpm ones you would want to go for (will take longer to boot, load files, etc). Ram is single channel, which means you can upgrade to 16gb in the future and improve it's lifespan...
Overall, it's using some reliable (if a bit old and slow) components, but if it is truly £50 (and not £50 off the listed price) it's a damn fine deal.

£50 off, my typing is awful at times!
#8
Marcoos
Nalwoir
If you can get it for £50, it's a steal. The processor is reliable, but not quite as powerful as an i3. Screen isn't full HD so watching things on Netflix might not look quite as sharp as you would be used to on a 1920x1080 screen. The Hard Drive is 5400rpm, which is slower than the 7200rpm ones you would want to go for (will take longer to boot, load files, etc). Ram is single channel, which means you can upgrade to 16gb in the future and improve it's lifespan...
Overall, it's using some reliable (if a bit old and slow) components, but if it is truly £50 (and not £50 off the listed price) it's a damn fine deal.
£50 off, my typing is awful at times!

I just had a quick search, and actually it's pretty good. Definitely not bad for the price, but not great either. If I had the budget and need, I wouldn't be unhappy about getting this laptop, just don't expect it to be super quick.

Just a thought though, you'd probably get away with 4gb of ram with the purposes you have in mind, if this helps you knock a bit more money off. The processor you have chosen is actually a bit better than an equivalent (or even more expensive) i3, so good shout on that. Definitely consider a 7200rpm HDD, that 5400 will slow things down considerably (and if possible, and a little tech savvy, consider sticking an ssd in their for lightning quick speeds in the future).

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