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    I've got around £500 pounds for a laptop for uni this September , I want one that will do all the 'studenty' things and maybe light gaming ( but Im not to fussed), does anyone have any recommendations? will i need to buy Microsoft student(word)?
    and also when do all the student bundles and discounts start ? I remember seeing allot of reduced laptops last year ? should i wait for a while or buy one now ?
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    In terms of laptops there are always many to choose from. As you've said that you would be doing very basic things on your computer it means that there's no real necessity for perfomance intensive stats so I would recommend that you choose any laptop which you feel is comfortable for you.

    If you want my personal recommendation I would suggest this Lenovo Z575, it's currently reduced, but the main reason I'd recommend it is because it's a very solid, reliable computer that feels good to use. (http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/lenovo-...84717-pdt.html).

    Also there's no actual need to spend £60 on Microsoft Office, as there are free alternatives that are just as good. For example OpenOffice is basically the same as Microsoft Office and you can even save files in the same filetypes. Best of all it's free.
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    (Original post by audi_turbo)
    In terms of laptops there are always many to choose from. As you've said that you would be doing very basic things on your computer it means that there's no real necessity for perfomance intensive stats so I would recommend that you choose any laptop which you feel is comfortable for you.

    If you want my personal recommendation I would suggest this Lenovo Z575, it's currently reduced, but the main reason I'd recommend it is because it's a very solid, reliable computer that feels good to use. (http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/lenovo-...84717-pdt.html). It's also one of the only laptops in its class to offer a discrete graphics card which means that it would be better for gaming.

    Also there's no actual need to spend £60 on Microsoft Office, as there are free alternatives that are just as good. For example OpenOffice is basically the same as Microsoft Office and you can even save files in the same filetypes. Best of all it's free.
    That laptop dosen't have dedicated graphics.
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    That laptop dosen't have dedicated graphics.
    You know what, you're right. I've got a slightly different version with nvidea graphics in it. Sorry, will delete that section of the post.
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    Thanks for the quick reply ? Do any of you know about the discounts ? or student bundles?
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    (Original post by Bethany01)
    I've got around £500 pounds for a laptop for uni this September , I want one that will do all the 'studenty' things and maybe light gaming ( but Im not to fussed), does anyone have any recommendations? will i need to buy Microsoft student(word)?
    and also when do all the student bundles and discounts start ? I remember seeing allot of reduced laptops last year ? should i wait for a while or buy one now ?
    Student discounts for software like Microsoft word are always around
    But for discounts for laptops, etc don't start till about August just before the new academic year.

    I also suggest buying on-line as the deals are far better.......while the likes of PC World, Currys, etc don't actually provide much value for money with their outdated technology.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/345802-lenovo-...laptop-m51bpuk

    Lenovo IdeaPad G570 Laptop
    - Intel Core i5 2450M 2.5GHz
    - 6GB RAM + 750GB HDD
    - 15.6" HD + Blu Ray Player
    - Webcam + Bluetooth
    - Windows 7 Home Premium 64

    It's slightly over budget by £20 or so, but in comparison you won't get anything in comparison at PC World............but if you wait till August, the new processors will be in them and even cheaper.
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    (Original post by Bethany01)
    I've got around £500 pounds for a laptop for uni this September , I want one that will do all the 'studenty' things and maybe light gaming ( but Im not to fussed), does anyone have any recommendations? will i need to buy Microsoft student(word)?
    and also when do all the student bundles and discounts start ? I remember seeing allot of reduced laptops last year ? should i wait for a while or buy one now ?
    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...9D&action=init

    On discount right now for £530 - brilliant price.

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