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    Hey guys, I'm looking for a new laptop. Ideally I've got about 600£ to spend, I could probably push to 650 but I'd really rather not. At the minute I've got a late '09 Macbook Air. 120gb HDD, 1.8GHz Dual Core 2GB RAM with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M gfx card. It is still working so I'm looking to sell it on eBay but I just want something quicker.

    Ideally, I'd like 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, i7 processor. I sort of know what I want but I just don't know what are the reputable sites for laptops anymore. Last bought a laptop from the internet about 4 years ago! In a perfect world it'd have a Blu-Ray drive but I am prepared to not have this if it means better performance specs.

    I mainly use it for light gaming, internet, music, film/tv streaming and word processing.


    Thanks for your help, rep is available.


    So far I've looked at:

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_Z570_1337466.html
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_...G_1303148.html
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_Z580_1341666.html
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    I've got the Lenovo ideapad that in your first and third links, though mine has an AMD A8 processor not an i7, but you can ask me any questions you might have


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    (Original post by Shengis14)
    I've got the Lenovo ideapad that in your first and third links, though mine has an AMD A8 processor not an i7, but you can ask me any questions you might have


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    They both have completely different specs though haha. The first has a Quad Core i7, the second a dual core. The firsts' gfx card is worse than the second, the first has a blu-ray player....


    What specs does yours have? Is it worth buying? Any problems, ie. overheating..?
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    (Original post by Peachz)
    Hey guys, I'm looking for a new laptop. Ideally I've got about 600£ to spend, I could probably push to 650 but I'd really rather not. At the minute I've got a late '09 Macbook Air. 120gb HDD, 1.8GHz Dual Core 2GB RAM with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M gfx card. It is still working so I'm looking to sell it on eBay but I just want something quicker.

    Ideally, I'd like 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, i7 processor. I sort of know what I want but I just don't know what are the reputable sites for laptops anymore. Last bought a laptop from the internet about 4 years ago! In a perfect world it'd have a Blu-Ray drive but I am prepared to not have this if it means better performance specs.

    I mainly use it for light gaming, internet, music, film/tv streaming and word processing.


    Thanks for your help, rep is available.


    So far I've looked at:

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_Z570_1337466.html
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_...G_1303148.html
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_Z580_1341666.html
    Just to clarify the things you wanna do and the specs like a quad core i7 is overkill unless you plan on doing most of it at the same time. Quadcore's power over a dualcore is only seen when you actually need it otherwise your system just runs on fewer cores.

    Out of your links, Lenovo is the best known in terms of reliability but are quite heavier then the average laptop.

    Is blu-ray absolutely necessary?

    theres also these: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenov...0_1359207.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_CX61_1356341.html
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Just to clarify the things you wanna do and the specs like a quad core i7 is overkill unless you plan on doing most of it at the same time. Quadcore's power over a dualcore is only seen when you actually need it otherwise your system just runs on fewer cores.

    Out of your links, Lenovo is the best known in terms of reliability but are quite heavier then the average laptop.

    Is blu-ray absolutely necessary?

    theres also these: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenov...0_1359207.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_CX61_1356341.html
    So would you recommend just getting an i5, I kind of want it last more than anything. No blu-ray isn't necessary but I have a ps3 which I don't bring to university so I do have quite a few blu-ray films which I can't watch whilst I am here! As I say, I don't mind sacrificing it if I can get better specs elsewhere.

    Portability isn't too much of an issue, I have an iPad which I use for on-the-go internet etc. and for word processing in lectures.
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    (Original post by Peachz)
    So would you recommend just getting an i5, I kind of want it last more than anything. No blu-ray isn't necessary but I have a ps3 which I don't bring to university so I do have quite a few blu-ray films which I can't watch whilst I am here! As I say, I don't mind sacrificing it if I can get better specs elsewhere.

    Portability isn't too much of an issue, I have an iPad which I use for on-the-go internet etc. and for word processing in lectures.
    Suggest having a look at the MSi laptop I linked.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Suggest having a look at the MSi laptop I linked.
    I've never heard of MSi, are they reputable? Why would you go for that over the Lenovo?
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    (Original post by Peachz)
    I've never heard of MSi, are they reputable? Why would you go for that over the Lenovo?
    Yeah, they do loads in pc tech, they make motherboards, graphics cards... if you know about desktop custom pc building then you would hear of them.
    Well not sure in reputation of the laptop, as MSi laptops specialise in the UK as gaming laptops, so maybe read a few reviews.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Yeah, they do loads in pc tech, they make motherboards, graphics cards... if you know about desktop custom pc building then you would hear of them.
    Well not sure in reputation of the laptop, as MSi laptops specialise in the UK as gaming laptops, so maybe read a few reviews.
    Interesting, thanks for your help!
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    Not sure you're actually going to need a laptop with those specs but if you are adement then whatever generally most of the time you use about a fifth of the power of a pc when doing day to day stuff at maximum.

    I saw this at Costco (because costco is amazingly cheap and you can reclaim VAT if you work at a company, plus the maximum profit they make is 15% ) it's £550 if you have a membership but five percent extra if you don't so £575. It's a Samsung I7 with 8gb of ram 1tb HDD and a 17' screen, an absolute bargain in my opinion. I found the same laptop for £759 at ebuyer.

    http://www.costco.co.uk/view/product...s_1.2.2/150444

    Here is what I think to be a list of reputable brands, from personal experience

    Samsung
    Lenovo
    MSI
    Asus
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    Also if you really want blu-ray you can buy an external USB one for £40 for the times that you need it.
 
 
 
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