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    Afternoon everyone!

    After 6 years of loyal service from my cheap, hardy but ultimately a bit crap current laptop, I am getting a new one for when I start uni.

    My budget is around £900 which I could stretch to £1000 for a laptop I can use for work and play (so no chromebooks).
    I am no expert on these things but I'd like a good processor, at least 6-8gb of ram minimum, good storage 500gb+ and a graphics card that can handle games and a decent battery life. Not bothered about touch screens. Around 13-15 inches.

    Preliminary research suggests the Acer Aspire or Toshiba Sattelite. Are those good? Am I looking in the right places? Is there anything else to recommend?
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    An alien ware laptop can do the job but I do recommend msi as they have very good cpus and gpus, they usually come with a dual core i5 or a quad core I7
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    To be honest at that price range most laptops will be of similar spec and also very good. You're right to disregard touch screens, I had one on mine and it was useless. Storage of 500GB and above will be standard on most pricey laptops, but if you want faster loading times and such you could look into a laptop with a SSD drive. These are more expensive per GB however, so if lots of space is more important to you then don't get one.

    Macbooks are pretty good too.
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    Get a mac book pro you know you wanna.lOl
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    microsoft surface pro 2/3
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    (Original post by Toussaint)
    Afternoon everyone!

    After 6 years of loyal service from my cheap, hardy but ultimately a bit crap current laptop, I am getting a new one for when I start uni.

    My budget is around £900 which I could stretch to £1000 for a laptop I can use for work and play (so no chromebooks).
    I am no expert on these things but I'd like a good processor, at least 6-8gb of ram minimum, good storage 500gb+ and a graphics card that can handle games and a decent battery life. Not bothered about touch screens. Around 13-15 inches.

    Preliminary research suggests the Acer Aspire or Toshiba Sattelite. Are those good? Am I looking in the right places? Is there anything else to recommend?
    What kind of games?
    is portability an issue?
    Because for gaming, easily get a powerhouse in your budget, but it'll stress the battery and be heavy.
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    Have you checked out Lenovo and Asus?

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