Laptop suggestions please

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Found 11th Jan
I need to buy a new laptop, preferably in the next week.

I need it quickly as I am a teacher so need to plan lessons/content etc.

Maximum I'm wanting to spend is £350- is this too low? Will use for Internet use, word, occasionally watching on Netflix/iPlayer. My previous laptop was a lenovo g50 which saw me through university, no problems.

Have seen this laptop

currys.co.uk/gbu…e=2

Or does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance
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350 is fine for what you said you’ll be using it for. I found this for 350 on John Lewis and it has an included 3 year guarantee whereas the one you found only has 1 year. It also has a higher resolution screen and a better processor.
johnlewis.com/hp-…143
djdk29f_fkgk9dc1 h, 26 m ago

350 is fine for what you said you’ll be using it for. I found this for 350 …350 is fine for what you said you’ll be using it for. I found this for 350 on John Lewis and it has an included 3 year guarantee whereas the one you found only has 1 year. It also has a higher resolution screen and a better processor. https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-pavilion-15-bw094na-laptop-amd-a10-4gb-ram-128gb-ssd-15-6-full-hd-grey/p3368143


Well, better is debatable. The 9620P is slightly slower on the CPU side but much faster on the GPU side. The CPU is used much more though:
notebookcheck.net/441…tml
notebookcheck.net/HD-…tml

A higher resolution screen doesn't necessarily mean better quality, it just makes everything smaller so you can fit more on.

The HP is also larger and heavier, and of course £50 more expensive.
A higher resolution does mean better quality when watching media. I've owned a 1366*768 and a 1080p laptop and the difference is night and day when watching Full HD content.
Not sure about the 9620p being slightly slower.
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…060
Also Lenovo are known to install spyware on their machines.
engadget.com/201…nt/
BailOut3 h, 45 m ago

Not sure about the 9620p being slightly slower. …Not sure about the 9620p being slightly slower. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+4415U+@+2.30GHzhttps://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+A10-9620P&id=3060

Passmark is a general synthetic benchmark that tests nothing in particular, whereas the ones I linked were a combination of real world applications (e.g. x264) and syntheric benchmarks focused on common uses (e.g. Octane).

Passmark figures simply don't correspond well to performance the majority of real life programs, not just on this CPU but generally.

BailOut3 h, 43 m ago

Also Lenovo are known to install spyware on their machines. …Also Lenovo are known to install spyware on their machines. https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/05/lenovo-superfish-vsualdiscovery-ftc-complaint/


And so do HP:
thehackernews.com/201…htm
Nobody should use a dual-core processor in 2018. Simple. The link you gave was a 404 error. I looked it up and it seems to not be intentionally done by HP. The Lenovo one was more serious and they were fined for it whereas HP were not. The HP laptop is better simply for the fact that it has a 3-year guarantee and a 1080p screen. In 2018 nobody should be using a screen at a resolution of 1366*768. Just go into any store and use a 1080p screen vs a 1366*768 screen and you will see what I mean. HP also has a higher battery life and a larger screen (15.6" vs the 14" on the Lenovo). Ignoring resolution the display of the HP laptop is better. The only reason I would buy the Lenovo is if you need a smaller screen or because it's 50 pounds cheaper. I tried to find another laptop with a 1080p screen and similar features in other stores but couldn't find one. It's great value for money.
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