Lenovo IdeaPad 305 15.6" laptop. Ideal for uni/school? i3 4GB RAM £299.99 @ pcworld
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Lenovo IdeaPad 305 15.6" laptop. Ideal for uni/school? i3 4GB RAM £299.99 @ pcworld

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Found 16th Sep 2015
Main product was £352.99 now £299.99

I've been considering purchasing this for going back to university. Checked out the processor online and should be good for some light gaming (not recent titles!) such as Castle Crashers, FEZ, Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed etc.

PC World explained that you can upgrade the ram and hard drive. Ram can be upgraded to 16gb (2x 8gb sticks).

- Intel® Core™ i3 processor is ideal for reliable everyday computing

- 1 TB hard drive has plenty of room for all your files and media

- AC WiFi gives you the most stable internet connection possible

- AccuType keyboard lets you type comfortably for longer

Intel® Core™ i3 processing

The IdeaPad 305 offers speedy, reliable performance thanks to an Intel® Core™ i3-4005U processor with 4 GB of RAM – ideal for writing essays, light photo editing and web browsing.

A 1 TB offers generous storage for all your files, including music, photos and movies.

Functional features

Enjoy movies with the built-in DVD drive, clear LED 15.6” display and Dolby Advanced Audio for an optimised viewing experience.

Typing and navigating the IdeaPad 305 is easy thanks to the AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys to offer comfortable and accurate typing.

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My sister is looking for a laptop around this price, but probably a bit lighter, any suggestions?
Screen resolution 1366 x 768

He he, I beat benjammin316 to the punchline this time
1366 x 768
Screen resolution 1920x1080 is a must for laptops.
Out of curiosity can someone explain the differences in resolution? I'm planning the use a hdmi cable to hook this up to a television but I'm struggling to find something similar at around this price?
twakey

Out of curiosity can someone explain the differences in resolution? I'm … Out of curiosity can someone explain the differences in resolution? I'm planning the use a hdmi cable to hook this up to a television but I'm struggling to find something similar at around this price?




If you're hooking up to a tv. The resolution won't matter for the laptop. As it will be running through the TV.

benjammin316

If you're hooking up to a tv. The resolution won't matter for the laptop. … If you're hooking up to a tv. The resolution won't matter for the laptop. As it will be running through the TV.



Cheers buddy. And the drawbacks of the screen being as it is? (When not connected to a tv)

Screen resolution 1920x1080 is a must for laptops.



Of course it is, Whatever you say.
I bought this last week - i personally think it's pretty good. Ram can be upgraded to 16GB apparently - i'm opting for a cheaper 4 GB upgrade for about £20 odd taking this to 8GB.

To the guy who said 1920x1080 is a must for laptops - why is that? I use this for programming/web surfing/Docs/odd gaming etc and have no problems. Are you sure that's not just your personal preference and in fact has no baring on how good this laptop is?

Incidentally - where are the 1920 x 1080p laptops for £299?
pishposhping

I bought this last week - i personally think it's pretty good. Ram can be … I bought this last week - i personally think it's pretty good. Ram can be upgraded to 16GB apparently - i'm opting for a cheaper 4 GB upgrade for about £20 odd taking this to 8GB. To the guy who said 1920x1080 is a must for laptops - why is that? I use this for programming/web surfing/Docs/odd gaming etc and have no problems. Are you sure that's not just your personal preference and in fact has no baring on how good this laptop is?Incidentally - where are the 1920 x 1080p laptops for £299?



Awesome to hear, is it quite quick? I tried it out in store and it seemed to be fine for what I'd use it for (web browsing, Office and then light gaming). The irritating thing was that it seemed weighed down by the security tag so I couldn't judge the weight of the device really. I might need to take it to/from university every now and again and wasn't sure if it would be fine in a decent backpack..
twakey

Out of curiosity can someone explain the differences in resolution? I'm … Out of curiosity can someone explain the differences in resolution? I'm planning the use a hdmi cable to hook this up to a television but I'm struggling to find something similar at around this price?



Basically the higher the screen resolution the smaller stuff we be on the screen so you can fit more on. It's entirely separate from what resolution the laptop can output and will only matter for external use if you want both screens to display exactly the same thing.
twakey

Awesome to hear, is it quite quick? I tried it out in store and it seemed … Awesome to hear, is it quite quick? I tried it out in store and it seemed to be fine for what I'd use it for (web browsing, Office and then light gaming). The irritating thing was that it seemed weighed down by the security tag so I couldn't judge the weight of the device really. I might need to take it to/from university every now and again and wasn't sure if it would be fine in a decent backpack..



Yeah - i find it quick enough for the things you've mentioned and i'm sure adding some more ram and/or an SSD will help increase the speed even more if you need to.
pishposhping

I bought this last week - i personally think it's pretty good. Ram can be … I bought this last week - i personally think it's pretty good. Ram can be upgraded to 16GB apparently - i'm opting for a cheaper 4 GB upgrade for about £20 odd taking this to 8GB. To the guy who said 1920x1080 is a must for laptops - why is that? I use this for programming/web surfing/Docs/odd gaming etc and have no problems. Are you sure that's not just your personal preference and in fact has no baring on how good this laptop is?Incidentally - where are the 1920 x 1080p laptops for £299?


My apologies, I should have said "majority preference is 1920x1080", of course it's up to every individual , if you are happy, it's good for you, all the best.
Edited by: "cojack" 17th Sep 2015
cojack

My apologies, I should have said "majority preference is 1920x1080", of … My apologies, I should have said "majority preference is 1920x1080", of course it's up to every individual , if you are happy, it's good for you, all the best.

Vocal minority perhaps? Maybe good on a 15.6 or above, but on smaller screens it is less important.
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