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    £300 to spend on a laptop

    Hey

    My old laptop recently packed up and I need a replacement. Unfortunately, I have a very limited budget of £300. I know that this isn't a lot to spend, but I want to try and get the most for my money. I would be willing to by a refurbished machine.

    I won't be using it for anything too demanding, browsing, streaming video and TV, downloading the occasional film etc.

    If anyone has any ideas about a budget laptop, or has come across any deals i would be very grateful of any advice or suggestions.

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    My tuppence worth would be to consider Lenovo business grade laptops, as they are easy to upgrade, repair and second hand/refurbished units still go for pretty decent prices - here's a link regarding a reply I made to a very similar advice thread to yours; if you went down that route you would have money left over for RAM & internal/external storage upgrades (i.e. SSD, HDD via 2nd HDD Caddy, etc).

    Of course this is all down to whether you need a smaller laptop (i.e. 11.6"+), a medium size (14"+) or a larger desktop replacement laptop (15.6"+)...either if you can give myself and the other HUKD members an idea I'm sure we'll be able to point you in the right direction.

    johnlewis.com/len…262 2 year garuntee and worth it for a decent spec laptop for general use.

    £300 ought to get you a half decent Asus or Toshiba (e.g an i3) - their reliability is pretty good according to warranty stats, so I'd start there
    Edited by: "jazzuk777" 18th Oct 2016

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    Scotty Boy

    My tuppence worth would be to consider Lenovo business grade laptops, as … My tuppence worth would be to consider Lenovo business grade laptops, as they are easy to upgrade, repair and second hand/refurbished units still go for pretty decent prices - here's a link regarding a reply I made to a very similar advice thread to yours; if you went down that route you would have money left over for RAM & internal/external storage upgrades (i.e. SSD, HDD via 2nd HDD Caddy, etc).Of course this is all down to whether you need a smaller laptop (i.e. 11.6"+), a medium size (14"+) or a larger desktop replacement laptop (15.6"+)...either if you can give myself and the other HUKD members an idea I'm sure we'll be able to point you in the right direction.



    Hey

    Thanks for sutch a detailed response. Ideally I would like a 15.6" laptop, however if the spec was significantly better I wouldn't be opposed to a smaller screen.

    Original Poster

    ebuyer.com/752…HAQ

    I had previously looked at this deal? Any thoughts?

    Pc world should be able to set you up with an acceptable machine for that budget but youll be stuck with a windows comp for that price. You could pick up a decent spec mac pro or air 3/4 yr old for that money if ur willing to go the second hand route

    I got my old man this one ebuyer.com/744…wcB

    The SSD makes it boot up in seconds and the whole machine very very snappy.

    Have a look into the Lenovo x240. CEX do 2 years warranty. Stick in an SSD and 8GB RAM. Will run what you want and more smoothly

    1 left here:
    uk.m.webuy.com/pro…66b

    Edited by: "donslibi" 18th Oct 2016

    Keep an eye on Dell Outlet website also as stock changes. Also check the coupon page on the 2nd link, at present free delivery and 10% off although don't forget prices are without VAT until you choose and continue to next page.

    Dell UK Outlet

    UK Dell Outlet Coupons

    Tesco often have good deals on Asus and Acer laptops. Worth a look.

    clutch1988

    http://www.ebuyer.com/752484-hp-probook-455-g3-laptop-x0p69es-abu?mkwid=s_dt&pcrid=51467863979&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=Cj0KEQjw4fy_BRCX7b6rq_WZgI0BEiQAl78nd_9mIdQG7WYxg__mdDWRUz-sIGb7I222WAylZq_iofsaAq6S8P8HAQI had previously looked at this deal? Any thoughts?



    good luck with your returns

    for your info:
    static.ebuyer.com/cus…nal

    "9.3 Any Orders that are over 6 months old and the Product has been confirmed to be defective and a refund is due, the refund will be calculated based on the age of the Order and you will be refunded a proportionate amount of the original purchase price of the Product. This does not include the carriage cost of the original Order which will not be refunded. "
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