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Hi there looking to buy a decent laptop around £400 mainly for internet and football manager seem then hp that was posted several times just wondered if anybody had any other recommendations? As i kno… Read More
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
Hi there looking to buy a decent laptop around £400 mainly for internet and football manager seem then hp that was posted several times just wondered if anybody had any other recommendations? As i know some said the screen was a concern and the fact it was a HP.

Thanks to all that takes the time to help me.
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Dell are decent. Nice spec i3 for 299 on their site
#2
Morning PB! Hope you had a good Xmas Day. Still after guidance eh? The old moral dilemma - will I be buying a Porsche or a pig? hehe. What you really need is the magical coin of decision-making. Heads you buy an HP - tails you don't...

Remember - nearly everything you look at/question over/linger on will have some saying "great" and others with a more negative opinion. Everything. Nothing is EVER perfect for everyone. Therefore, it is difficult to make an 'individual' decision if you listen to all the comments. Your HP lappy sounded perfect for what you needed so what has put you in doubt? ALL makes/manufacturers have "quality" issues from time to time. It's just a fact. HP/Dell/Acer/Asus - all of em' - so I wouldn't get hung up on manufacturer too much. As to display, don't worry. If all you are doing is normal computing, internet and a spot of light gaming and even movie/video watching - most moderate setups like the HP will be absolutely fine. People do put a lot of emphasis on screen resolution/size/viewing angle etc. and that's fine but this is mostly the purists who "need" the absolute best. Your choice of laptop also had an HDMI out which means you could link it up to an HD television for streaming video to. A nice bonus option to have.

So, unless you are someone who wants the BEST of every possible scenario then you would have to look at spending a LOT more than £400. For what you need, the one you found seemed bang on target. I don't suppose you would have a chance to see the particular model 'in the flesh' as it were at a bricks/mortar shop - say at PC World etc? That way you would know what it looks/performs like. Otherwise, if buying from online, there's always the distance selling regs to fall back on and perhaps return it if you were not totally happy or impressed?

Good luck, my friend - what ever you decide to do.

Best regards, Phsy.
#3
I wouldn't go near any hp laptop

Always bottom of which reliability surveys
#4
Phsycronix
Morning PB! Hope you had a good Xmas Day. Still after guidance eh? The old moral dilemma - will I be buying a Porsche or a pig? hehe. What you really need is the magical coin of decision-making. Heads you buy an HP - tails you don't...

Remember - nearly everything you look at/question over/linger on will have some saying "great" and others with a more negative opinion. Everything. Nothing is EVER perfect for everyone. Therefore, it is difficult to make an 'individual' decision if you listen to all the comments. Your HP lappy sounded perfect for what you needed so what has put you in doubt? ALL makes/manufacturers have "quality" issues from time to time. It's just a fact. HP/Dell/Acer/Asus - all of em' - so I wouldn't get hung up on manufacturer too much. As to display, don't worry. If all you are doing is normal computing, internet and a spot of light gaming and even movie/video watching - most moderate setups like the HP will be absolutely fine. People do put a lot of emphasis on screen resolution/size/viewing angle etc. and that's fine but this is mostly the purists who "need" the absolute best. Your choice of laptop also had an HDMI out which means you could link it up to an HD television for streaming video to. A nice bonus option to have.

So, unless you are someone who wants the BEST of every possible scenario then you would have to look at spending a LOT more than £400. For what you need, the one you found seemed bang on target. I don't suppose you would have a chance to see the particular model 'in the flesh' as it were at a bricks/mortar shop - say at PC World etc? That way you would know what it looks/performs like. Otherwise, if buying from online, there's always the distance selling regs to fall back on and perhaps return it if you were not totally happy or impressed?

Good luck, my friend - what ever you decide to do.

Best regards, Phsy.
Well said.
#5
Cheers disco

Phsy, thanks once again for your in depth input and advice i really appreciate it!! Yeah i didn't really get much time to think to much about it as i was on a 17hr shift yesterday :s but my Christmas can start today! :)
Hope you had a great Xmas day yourself and are not suffering to much today :)

Yeah i have reserved 1 instore so think i well go get it in an bit.

It's good to have people like you on here that will take the time out to give your help to the less tech minded people like me :)

Your a real credit to this site!

Thanks again mate.
#6
Cheers disco

Phsy, thanks once again for your in depth input and advice i really appreciate it!! Yeah i didn't really get much time to think to much about it as i was on a 17hr shift yesterday :s but my Christmas can start today! :)
Hope you had a great Xmas day yourself and are not suffering to much today :)

Yeah i have reserved 1 instore so think i well go get it in an bit.

It's good to have people like you on here that will take the time out to give your help to the less tech minded people like me :)

Your a real credit to this site!

Thanks again mate.

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