I was looking for a lightweight laptop with a 13/14 inch screen, preferably hi definition, lightweight, reasonable processor and RAM with an SSD. I missed-out on the ASUS UX305 for £539 but missed-out. I didn't see anything that I wanted over the Black Friday week for similar price with similar specs, but did find an Ultranote III on PC Specialist which seemed reasonable that came in at £573 with the following specs:
UltraNote: 14" Matte Full HD IPS LED Backlit Widescreen (1920x1080)Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™ i3 Dual Core Processor i3-7100U (2.40GHz) 3MB CacheMemory (RAM)8GB HyperX IMPACT 2133MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 8GB)Graphics CardINTEL® HD GRAPHICS 620 - 1.7GB Max DDR4 Video RAM - DirectX® 12Memory - Hard Disk240GB KINGSTON UV400 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (550MB/R, 490MB/W)Memory Card ReaderIntegrated 6 in 1 Card Reader (SD /Mini SD/ SDHC / SDXC / MMC / RSMMC)AC Adaptor1 x 40W AC AdaptorPower Cable1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power CableSound CardRealtek 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone JackBluetooth & WirelessGIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-8260 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11AC) + BLUETOOTHUSB Options1 x USB 3.0 PORT, 1 x USB 3.1 PORT + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD.
Has anyone got any experience of PC Specialist before and their build quality and service and is the above Ultranote good value or is anything out there in the £500 bracket better value? I do a bit of streaming, a bit of light photo editing and occasional home office stuff (no gaming) - most of the deals I've seen are for 15.6 or larger screens, which I'm not really looking for. Thanks in advance for any input.