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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    have a look on saveonlaptop, laptopsdirect and ebuyer......something like this http://www.ebuyer.com/366619-toshiba...skc9e-00700jen

    do have a proper look they are all good
    Thank you very much!
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    Hello guys,

    Firstly let me make this clear: I know very little about laptop spec. To me the bigger the numbers, the better it is (like anything really!)

    With this in mind I've been looking at getting a new laptop as my current 4 year old Sony vaio is suddenly running very slow.

    *Basically I have found two options. Both are HP (would you recommend HP over Sony?) but they are otherwise quite different. The first one has a quad-core AMD A6 processor which runs at about 1.7ghz when I've looked online. It also has 8gb RAM, 750GB hdd and all of your other standard extras. It costs £468 in the comet sale from £649. The second one is a sleekbook, and looks incredible I must say. This one has a 2.1ghz AMD processor (dual-core I think but I can't remember properly) and 6gb RAM and 500gb hdd. This one is in currys clearance for £429 from £700.*

    Here's my questions:

    Firstly, are AMD processors as good as Intel? I know AMD are reasonably common in laptops, but I only ever hear people talk about Intel when they talk about the best processors, never AMD!

    Secondly, the guy at comet said the quad-core processor is nearly as good as a Intel i5 processor. Is this right? It only runs at 1.7ghz which seems pretty average from what I've read.*

    Third, am I better to go for a laptop with more cores (I.e. option 1) or one with a better speed (option 2)? As I said I'm not too wise when it comes to interpreting those figures so really have no idea what it means to be frank.*

    Fourth, does the extra 2gb RAM matter? Like, will it make a big difference really?

    I think that's my main questions covered. I'm really tempted by the first one, but the slower processor speed is holding me back. The second one I would buy for the looks alone, but it also has a better processor speed but has less cores. Also it doesn't have an optical drive which I use quite a bit, so I would have to buy an external drive on top of the laptop. Seriously, I can't believe it doesn't have a CD drive. Technology may be advancing but not so much that a CD drive is now unnecessary! Luckily the first one does have a CD drive, and so gets a bonus tick from me!

    Bearing in mind I use my laptop for a lot of multitasking with the internet, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, music and videos, but never for gaming (I have my PS3 for that) then are these laptops good enough and which is technically better?

    *Whilst risking creating some bias here, I believe the sleekbook I'm looking at is ranked 4th in stuff magazines top 10 laptops, so must be pretty good.*Cheers guys
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    hi thanks for the good suggestion guides .....

    iits really helpful....

    thanks....
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    Hey computery people, can you give me some advice because I'm looking at a new laptop but I'm in a bit of a stage where I don't known what would be best for me.

    I would like a decent laptop which is going to allow me to keep it for maybe 4-5 years without ending up with something that won't do the job by the end of this period. My current laptop was going fine until its recent bsod but I think its time for a new one and I'm in need of some reliability not something that's got the potential to break down on me just through sheer age! My use will be some light gaming, not a crazy amount but the odd one here or there on medium to low settings will do, some photoshopping, internettage, video watching, word processing and generally the ability to have a number of higher processor use things open for a while. I would like a big hard drive - 1tb would be ideal and a 3+ her battery life would be good. I guess my budget is about £600ish. I found this laptop: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_...G_1318329.html which looks pretty good spec wise. However, its an Acer and I've heard less than good things about them so I was wondering on people's experiences and opinions about that please?

    Also, it looks like I could get an ssd and an i5 or a HDD only and an i7 for my price range. Which would realistically be better given that I generally sleep my laptop anyway so don't really care about boot speed!? I am erring on i7 route given that ssds are still pretty pricy.

    So, given that, any laptop suggestions, any opinions on acer and any opinions on ssd and i5 vs i7 and HDD?
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    (Original post by hothedgehog)
    Hey computery people, can you give me some advice because I'm looking at a new laptop but I'm in a bit of a stage where I don't known what would be best for me.

    I would like a decent laptop which is going to allow me to keep it for maybe 4-5 years without ending up with something that won't do the job by the end of this period. My current laptop was going fine until its recent bsod but I think its time for a new one and I'm in need of some reliability not something that's got the potential to break down on me just through sheer age! My use will be some light gaming, not a crazy amount but the odd one here or there on medium to low settings will do, some photoshopping, internettage, video watching, word processing and generally the ability to have a number of higher processor use things open for a while. I would like a big hard drive - 1tb would be ideal and a 3+ her battery life would be good. I guess my budget is about £600ish. I found this laptop: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_...G_1318329.html which looks pretty good spec wise. However, its an Acer and I've heard less than good things about them so I was wondering on people's experiences and opinions about that please?

    Also, it looks like I could get an ssd and an i5 or a HDD only and an i7 for my price range. Which would realistically be better given that I generally sleep my laptop anyway so don't really care about boot speed!? I am erring on i7 route given that ssds are still pretty pricy.

    So, given that, any laptop suggestions, any opinions on acer and any opinions on ssd and i5 vs i7 and HDD?
    Generally a bad maker at the moment, hence the low prices.

    SSD is a huge boost in performance and it will be very noticeable........whereas between an i5 and i7 on a desktop not so much, but since its the laptop version, yes you will be able to see the difference as well in terms of doing any sort of applications as these days everything allows to utilise the 4 cores properly.
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    Is this a good deal?

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...82414-pdt.html

    Been trying to look for reviews on this laptop everywhere, can't seem to find any! Don't know whether to bite the bullet and go for it..
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    (Original post by Naami)
    Is this a good deal?

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...82414-pdt.html

    Been trying to look for reviews on this laptop everywhere, can't seem to find any! Don't know whether to bite the bullet and go for it..
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_...d_1337331.html
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    Thanks, but I was particularly interested in the one I posted because of it's weight and long battery life. It's 1.8kg and has battery life up to 8 hours, making it ideal for when I commute to uni in 2nd year. Just wanted opinions on this one, although it's only an i3 processor is it still considered a good deal, being an ultrabook with those specs?
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    (Original post by Naami)
    Thanks, but I was particularly interested in the one I posted because of it's weight and long battery life. It's 1.8kg and has battery life up to 8 hours, making it ideal for when I commute to uni in 2nd year. Just wanted opinions on this one, although it's only an i3 processor is it still considered a good deal, being an ultrabook with those specs?
    Well in terms of that it is pretty good value....its also got a 32gb ssd which I advise to put the OS to increase the performance as the processor is a low voltage i3 of the laptop standard version.
    I can't say great things about the maker either to be fair.
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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...=1&s=computers

    Worth it? To be used for uni x
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    (Original post by louisjevans)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...=1&s=computers

    Worth it? To be used for uni x
    Do you need a ultrabook?
    They are light and all but do remember it comes at a cost of less performance, but it is made up by the small ssd for the OS.
    Battery life better and you will be paying a premium.

    The closest specs from a decent maker is roughly more expensive, so you got a good deal.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/392472-asus-ze...k-ux32a-r3007v
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    I am selling Chinese tablet pc
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    (Original post by tomzhong)
    I am selling Chinese tablet pc
    do you mean China made pc?
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    Okay, I'm now in the land of computers again :afraid:

    I have a serious issue. My laptop has completely crashed and in addition to looking at repair, I am also looking at possibly buying a new laptop.

    I have a budget of £450 and I only use my laptop mainly for general internet stuff (such as facebook, reading e-books/papers, watch videos) listen to music via spotify and use programmes such as words and excel (and occasionally photoshop but this isn't too often).

    I am quite used to Windows 7 and quite scared about Windows 8. Would this be an issue?

    What would be the best laptop to look into buying?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by cpdavis)
    Okay, I'm now in the land of computers again :afraid:

    I have a serious issue. My laptop has completely crashed and in addition to looking at repair, I am also looking at possibly buying a new laptop.

    I have a budget of £450 and I only use my laptop mainly for general internet stuff (such as facebook, reading e-books/papers, watch videos) listen to music via spotify and use programmes such as words and excel (and occasionally photoshop but this isn't too often).

    I am quite used to Windows 7 and quite scared about Windows 8. Would this be an issue?

    What would be the best laptop to look into buying?

    Thanks!
    Try looking at these 2:
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_...d_1337331.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Toshi...8_1346510.html

    Well as far as I know, Windows are back tracking on the new interface and are planning a new release like a 8.1 version I think allowing the use of the old windows start button
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    I must say that I quite like Windows 8. Having said that, Remtek have put a start button in for me on the desktop page, and when I boot up my laptop, it does not boot up to the Start screen, but to the desktop screen.

    I quite like the live tiles, which keep me upto date with my E-Mail account, Facebook, Train Times etc.
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    hm my lenovo that I've only owned 7 months got dropped and seems to have a destroyed screen and a lot of things inside rattling around. Googling the price of screens alone makes it seem uneconomical to repair

    Was thinking maybe a new laptop http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...uting~19765625 or http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...=1&s=computers

    Not sure whether to pursue repair or go for one of these?
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    (Original post by letsdothetimewarpagain)
    hm my lenovo that I've only owned 7 months got dropped and seems to have a destroyed screen and a lot of things inside rattling around. Googling the price of screens alone makes it seem uneconomical to repair

    Was thinking maybe a new laptop http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...uting~19765625 or http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...=1&s=computers

    Not sure whether to pursue repair or go for one of these?
    Whats the model of the laptop?

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_...d_1337331.html
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    Hi guys, I need your advice.

    Soon i'll start my college education, so I need a lot of money for it, which I don't have at all, so it seemed that i'll need to sell my laptops I have two of them, but I'm not sure about its second hand price

    The first one is vaio s15, bought one month ago in us, core i7 ivy bridge, 8gb ram, geforce gt640lme, fullhd ips 15 inch display, the price of brand new in uk is £1400, i'd like to sell mine for £900-1000

    And the second one is msi x610, dualcore amd x2, 2gb ram, radeon hd4330, I don't know what's the price of brand new one, but according to the configuration i would like to sell it for £150.

    Are these prices reasonable? Or maybe I should reduce them?

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