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    I'm trying to decide which laptop to buy. I basically know what I want, but am having difficulty in deciding between a couple.

    I want something for under £700 with a decent processor and memory. I'd also like it to be as light as possible and 14" or smaller.

    I've found a couple which seem to fit the bill, but I don't know much about laptops and the differences between makes.

    These are the two I'm currently looking at

    http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Laptops/buy...-Laptop/688576

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    http://h40059.www4.hp.com/uk/homelap...erience=direct

    There is a bit of price difference with the second one being about £150 more than the first. The one thing that concerns me about the first laptop is the buttons- they seems kind of odd and raised as opposed to being sent into a proper keyboard, does this make much difference?

    The main things I want to do with it are for uni- I'm in the last year of my undergraduate and will be (hopefully) goijg onto an MA and phD in a few years so I need it for research and assignments as opposed to playing games or editing movies etc.

    Whats the difference between HP and Samsung in terms of durability and performance? I've had my current laptop for 5 years and would be hoping that the new one would last a similar length of time.

    Also, when people say about don't use PC World- why?

    Any help would be great- thanks.
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    the keyboard layout shouldn't make much difference, but it's relative to the user. If it's too uncomfortable to type, then it wouldn't make sense buying it.

    Also, the HP model is more expensive IMO since it has better specs. And PC World IMO is *******s since the independent computer stores sell exact goods at far cheaper prices. PC World fleece people who don't know much about computers because of this, and IMO that's not on.
 
 
 
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