Laptop advice needed please

15
Posted 21st Mar
Hello,

I need to buy a laptop asap. My last laptop was bought in 2007 and the past 3-4 years I relied on my Samsung tablet. Its battery depletes quickly from the second it's on and only charges when it's off.

As I don't have a telly - and have eyes problems - I need a good screen I can stream stuff on.

I need a machine that's fairly fast: for work purpose+some video editing.

I had a look at Lenovo but screen quality varies enormously.

I was wondering if anyone could advise on feature to look for and models they can recommend please. Also, maybe stores/websites to get it from. I used to rely on John Lewis for everything but their warranty/repairs handling is shockingly dishonest and don't want to go through the stress ever again.

Thanks a lot.
Community Updates
Ask

Groups

15 Comments
What's your budget
Redoblivion21/03/2020 20:53

I'm thinking £700 tops.


look into an xps or surface laptop 2 refurbs or second hand
Edited by: "BabaGanoush" 21st Mar
Screen quality is more dependant on the target market and the position in the range than the brand.

Asus' Zenbook models are usually a good bet for decent screens starting at £700ish, although it's usually a 13" screen.
BabaGanoush21/03/2020 21:54

look into an xps or surface laptop 2 refurbs or second hand


Thanks. The surface has a great screen but they're understandably pricey. I've had terrible experience with new computers/tablets purchased with added warranty from reputable places so not sure how I feel with refurbs/2nd hand.
EndlessWaves21/03/2020 22:06

Screen quality is more dependant on the target market and the position in …Screen quality is more dependant on the target market and the position in the range than the brand. Asus' Zenbook models are usually a good bet for decent screens starting at £700ish, although it's usually a 13" screen.


Thanks for this. Just checked and it seems Currys have an Asus zen offer with £100 off. But again it's hard to judge screen quality on pictures, especially as I've no idea what LED res 1920x1080p means nowadays.
Redoblivion21/03/2020 22:41

Thanks for this. Just checked and it seems Currys have an Asus zen offer …Thanks for this. Just checked and it seems Currys have an Asus zen offer with £100 off. But again it's hard to judge screen quality on pictures, especially as I've no idea what LED res 1920x1080p means nowadays.


Resolution has little to do with quality. Resolution is mainly how small or large things appear on screen, although most these days have gone to TV inspired resolutions with odd scaling factors for some reason.

Screen images in marketing pictures are generally superimposed, not actual photographs.

You just have to look at reviews that test the screen and hope they haven't changed the panel since the review unit.
EndlessWaves21/03/2020 23:25

Resolution has little to do with quality. Resolution is mainly how small …Resolution has little to do with quality. Resolution is mainly how small or large things appear on screen, although most these days have gone to TV inspired resolutions with odd scaling factors for some reason. Screen images in marketing pictures are generally superimposed, not actual photographs. You just have to look at reviews that test the screen and hope they haven't changed the panel since the review unit.


Thanks. I did have a look at test reviews but even though the model is the same, the specs seem to be different.

Will keep looking
Would anyone mind telling me what they think of this one please?
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istFeedId=4d7eb93e-055f-499d-8ee5-1cdcc50d67d1&istItemId=ixtmixmpp&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1011+(PLA)+Laptops+Razer+-+Adaptive~1011+(PLA)+Windows+Laptops+And+Convertibles+ad+group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&device=m&ds_kids=92700052262428087&tgtid=1011+(PLA)+Laptops+Razer+-+Adaptive&=--present--&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9tbzBRDVARIsAMBplx-wBtXRmwLUB5E-BezzRIW1qmGXGYholNPhj-MDfHlLe1g2Bf1d-PwaAtLJEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Redoblivion22/03/2020 01:51

Would anyone mind telling me what they think of this one …Would anyone mind telling me what they think of this one please?https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-zenbook-14-um431da-14-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-256-gb-ssd-blue-10194537-pdt.html?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istFeedId=4d7eb93e-055f-499d-8ee5-1cdcc50d67d1&istItemId=ixtmixmpp&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1011+(PLA)+Laptops+Razer+-+Adaptive~1011+(PLA)+Windows+Laptops+And+Convertibles+ad+group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&device=m&ds_kids=92700052262428087&tgtid=1011+(PLA)+Laptops+Razer+-+Adaptive&=--present--&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9tbzBRDVARIsAMBplx-wBtXRmwLUB5E-BezzRIW1qmGXGYholNPhj-MDfHlLe1g2Bf1d-PwaAtLJEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds


That's a good choice with a pretty good quality IPS screen - is 14" the screen size you want or would you prefer a larger screen?
Edited by: "m3racer123" 22nd Mar
m3racer12322/03/2020 10:47

That's a good choice with a pretty good quality IPS screen - is 14" the …That's a good choice with a pretty good quality IPS screen - is 14" the screen size you want or would you prefer a larger screen?


Thank you. Ideally a bit larger but then price goes up so I might have to stick to a smaller screen :/

Open to any suggestion
Redoblivion22/03/2020 14:49

Thank you. Ideally a bit larger but then price goes up so I might have to …Thank you. Ideally a bit larger but then price goes up so I might have to stick to a smaller screen :/Open to any suggestion


I've just found this one with 15 inch screen and 3 year warranty, looks like a very good deal: box.co.uk/300…tml
Edited by: "m3racer123" 22nd Mar
m3racer12322/03/2020 15:19

I've just found this one with 15 inch screen and 3 year warranty, looks …I've just found this one with 15 inch screen and 3 year warranty, looks like a very good deal: https://www.box.co.uk/30026123-Medion-Akoya-P6645_2496886.html


Thank you. Appreciate it. Will take a look
upper range usually have better screen. For example Lenovo 530, Acer Aspire 5

If you are unsure, cross check reviews at notebookcheck.net
Cisco06060623/03/2020 11:00

upper range usually have better screen. For example Lenovo 530, Acer …upper range usually have better screen. For example Lenovo 530, Acer Aspire 5If you are unsure, cross check reviews at notebookcheck.net


Thanks. That's a great website.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text

    Discussions

    Discussions

    Top Merchants