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hi, i'm looking to buy a laptop for my nephew, for school work....minecraft, i've been looking for ages and can't decide what to pick, any reccomendations, any help would be appreciated:) Read More
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4m, 1w agoPosted 4 months, 1 week ago
hi, i'm looking to buy a laptop for my nephew, for school work....minecraft, i've been looking for ages and can't decide what to pick, any reccomendations, any help would be appreciated:)
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4m, 1w agoPosted 4 months, 1 week ago
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#2
Minecraft is very intensive on the cpu, and more memory helps a lot.
So you might need something with a decent-ish cpu in it (i5 5th gen perhaps?)
#3
personally i would sooner purchase a second had i5 with windows 7 on than a new i3 with windows 10.
ive bin repairing computers for 12+ years and i can honestly say ive downgraded at least 15 laptops either back to windows 7 since the free upgrade or due to being new and factory installed with it.
windows 7 is brilliant. its like windows xp was in its day.
its amazing to see how fast a brand new laptop becomes once you put windows 7 onto it, especially if its a i5 with 8GB of ram l
#4
ive seen some with 8gb memory for around the price i'm looking for if minecraft is going to take a lot of memory, i'd rather not buy second hand as well.......i'll look into getting one with windows 7 if you think that would be better, thanks for your replies i'll have a look at the link 3spartan posted :)
#5
wizza
ive seen some with 8gb memory for around the price i'm looking for if minecraft is going to take a lot of memory, i'd rather not buy second hand as well.......i'll look into getting one with windows 7 if you think that would be better, thanks for your replies i'll have a look at the link 3spartan posted :)
As lolypoplee's states that is his preference, mine would be the other way (no offence intended lolypoplee). Main reason for that is that windows 10 is everything windows 7 was plus more and will be relevant for a far longer period. This article will go through it for you though in far greater detail than either of us could here (although ignoring what professional brings that interests me).

http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/windows-7/windows-7-windows-10-compared-11364050061832

And on performance:
http://www.techspot.com/review/1042-windows-10-vs-windows-8-vs-windows-7/


Edited By: Bertz99 on Feb 17, 2017 18:03: wrong link
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Bertz99
wizza
ive seen some with 8gb memory for around the price i'm looking for if minecraft is going to take a lot of memory, i'd rather not buy second hand as well.......i'll look into getting one with windows 7 if you think that would be better, thanks for your replies i'll have a look at the link 3spartan posted :)
As lolypoplee's states that is his preference, mine would be the other way (no offence intended lolypoplee). Main reason for that is that windows 10 is everything windows 7 was plus more and will be relevant for a far longer period. This article will go through it for you though in far greater detail than either of us could here.http://www.techspot.com/review/1042-windows-10-vs-windows-8-vs-windows-7/


cheers mate i'll have a read
#7
lollypoplee
personally i would sooner purchase a second had i5 with windows 7 on than a new i3 with windows 10.
ive bin repairing computers for 12+ years and i can honestly say ive downgraded at least 15 laptops either back to windows 7 since the free upgrade or due to being new and factory installed with it.
windows 7 is brilliant. its like windows xp was in its day.
its amazing to see how fast a brand new laptop becomes once you put windows 7 onto it, especially if its a i5 with 8GB of ram l

I've found quite the opposite, installing windows 10 has given a new lease of life to laptops and netbooks that were struggling on windows 7. We tried fresh installs of 7 with slight improvements, but a fresh install of windows 10 has been much better.
#8
i completely agree with all the posts above :D .
i actually have found a couple of laptops that run better with windows 10 than 7.
like someone said above its a person preference.
windows 10 is like marmite.... you either love it or hate it :p
#10
personally i would keep away from Acer.
they may make and manufacture more laptops than anyone else but i find them to fail quite often, usually with motherboard faults.
#11
lollypoplee
personally i would keep away from Acer.
they may make and manufacture more laptops than anyone else but i find them to fail quite often, usually with motherboard faults.

i did buy an acer in the end, hope it's gonna be ok, got a refurbished one

Intel Core i5 i5-6200u dual core processor.
8GB RAM.
1TB SATA-III hard drive.
Microsoft Windows 10.
#12
wizza
lollypoplee
personally i would keep away from Acer.
they may make and manufacture more laptops than anyone else but i find them to fail quite often, usually with motherboard faults.

i did buy an acer in the end, hope it's gonna be ok, got a refurbished one

Intel Core i5 i5-6200u dual core processor.
8GB RAM.
1TB SATA-III hard drive.
Microsoft Windows 10.


i really hope its ok for you. but as its a refurbished one its probably already been repaired ? proving my point lol.
it might just be an opened box one tho and now cannot be sold as new ;) .
not all acers are bad, some last years , and some people swear by them. they have been going for long enough.
they manufacturer (i might be wrong) packard bell and either e-machines and or e-systems too, but might be wrong.
really hope its ok as the spec wilbe fine.
#13
lollypoplee
wizza
lollypoplee
personally i would keep away from Acer.
they may make and manufacture more laptops than anyone else but i find them to fail quite often, usually with motherboard faults.
i did buy an acer in the end, hope it's gonna be ok, got a refurbished one
Intel Core i5 i5-6200u dual core processor.
8GB RAM.
1TB SATA-III hard drive.
Microsoft Windows 10.
i really hope its ok for you. but as its a refurbished one its probably already been repaired ? proving my point lol.
it might just be an opened box one tho and now cannot be sold as new ;) .
not all acers are bad, some last years , and some people swear by them. they have been going for long enough.
they manufacturer (i might be wrong) packard bell and either e-machines and or e-systems too, but might be wrong.
really hope its ok as the spec wilbe fine.

hope so mate, it's got 12 months gaurantee with it so should anything go wrong, they will fix it, cheers for your help btw

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