Posted 31st Oct 2021
My daughter is looking for a laptop, she wants to play Sims & Minecraft & Roblox etc. This one is around our budget. Would it run well and last a few years? Any advice much appreciated, thank you.

MAIBENBEN MaiBook M543 15.6 inch Laptop AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor with Radeon 6 Graphics, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB PCI-E SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10 Home Full View 1080P FHD Ultrabook 2021 smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/…5G5
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    Never heard of this brand

    I would avoid.

    Wait till black friday or ebay discount and purchase.

    There was a good asus and msi gaming laptop for your budget a few weeks ago.
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    How much is it?
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    Hard 'No' from me. Those specs are not good for that price point. If you are paying over £500, you can get something with a dedicated graphics card (much better for gaming with). Search for laptops with a 'GTX 1650', find one within your budget range and get that.

    You can Google 'GTX 1650 laptop' and see what's available. Amazon is generally not a good place to find good deals on laptops. The Ebay 20% sales often give some good options. And as the other poster said, it's worth waiting to see what deals are available on black Friday.

    There's lots of GTX 1650 laptops at a good price point posted on HUKD often too. You can use the search function here to see what has been available too. Worth checking daily.

    The deals are expired now but you want something like these

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    Edited by: "J_." 31st Oct 2021
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    J_.31/10/2021 19:40

    Hard 'No' from me. Those specs are not good for that price point. If you …Hard 'No' from me. Those specs are not good for that price point. If you are paying over £500, you can get something with a dedicated graphics card (much better for gaming with). Search for laptops with a 'GTX 1650', find one within your budget range and get that. You can Google 'GTX 1650 laptop' and see what's available. Amazon is generally not a good place to find good deals on laptops. The Ebay 20% sales often give some good options. And as the other poster said, it's worth waiting to see what deals are available on black Friday.There's lots of GTX 1650 laptops at a good price point posted on HUKD often too. You can use the search function here to see what has been available too. Worth checking daily.The deals are expired now but you want something like these[Image]


    Very helpful, thank you. I’ll keep my eye out
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    claire751931/10/2021 19:50

    Very helpful, thank you. I’ll keep my eye out


    Wouldn't you know it. Theres a 15% off sale on ebay started today. This will fit your needs. Use code FESTIVE15 to take £60 off. Brings the total down to £519

    ebay.co.uk/itm/Medion-Crawler-E10-Core-i5-10300H-8GB-512GB-SSD-15-6-Inch-GeForce-GTX-1650-Windo-/164409378944?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

    Edit: if you don't mind spending a little more, this is probably a better all-round laptop for £540 after the discount code is applied

    ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-FX506LH-HN004-15-Intel-Core-i5-8GB-RAM-512GB-SSD-GeForce-GTX-1650-/373711991817?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

    But either will do the trick. I would also recommend looking into covering whatever you do buy with accidental damage, unless you don't mind claiming on your home insurance in the event of an accident
    Edited by: "J_." 1st Nov 2021
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    J_.01/11/2021 10:15

    Wouldn't you know it. Theres a 15% off sale on ebay started today. This … Wouldn't you know it. Theres a 15% off sale on ebay started today. This will fit your needs. Use code FESTIVE15 to take £60 off. Brings the total down to £519ebay.co.uk/itm/Medion-Crawler-E10-Core-i5-10300H-8GB-512GB-SSD-15-6-Inch-GeForce-GTX-1650-Windo-/164409378944?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0Edit: if you don't mind spending a little more, this is probably a better all-round laptop for £540 after the discount code is appliedebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-FX506LH-HN004-15-Intel-Core-i5-8GB-RAM-512GB-SSD-GeForce-GTX-1650-/373711991817?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0But either will do the trick. I would also recommend looking into covering whatever you do buy with accidental damage, unless you don't mind claiming on your home insurance in the event of an accident


    Brilliant thank you. How do I install an operating system on that better one? Is it easy enough?
    Edited by: "claire7519" 1st Nov 2021
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    claire751901/11/2021 17:41

    Brilliant thank you. How do I install an operating system on that better …Brilliant thank you. How do I install an operating system on that better one? Is it easy enough?


    I didn't realise it has no operating system. It is fairly straightforward if you know what you are doing, and there are lots of YouTube tutorials. But you have to buy the Windows key, pack it on to a USB using another computer, then launch Windows from USB when you boot up the new laptop. It might be easier and roughly the same price to just buy this Lenovo with OS already installed. It's £543 after discount code

    ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-IdeaPad-L340-Core-i5-8GB-256GB-SSD-GTX-1650-15-6-quot-Win10-Home-Gaming-/402941850360?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
    Edited by: "J_." 2nd Nov 2021
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