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    Basically I've had the laptop for 3 years, it runs permanently hot, its a well known floor in the range from what i've read. I've had the heat sink replaced, amongst other things, to no avail. Now the hard drive is also on its way out according to the Dell PC Diagnostics. It's basically told me to back all my stuff up and prepare for the worst.

    Anyways i'm looking for a replacement, I like to buy a good quality laptop which I can keep for years, rather than a cheaper one which will be outdated soon. I use it for mainly browsing, word processing, music and video, and the occasional football manager career.

    So far these are looking like a good option:

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/acer-a...14902-pdt.html

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/acer-a...14901-pdt.html

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/lenovo...30682-pdt.html

    Does anyone have any opinions on those? Or is there a laptop i'm overlooking?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Teemo)
    Basically I've had the laptop for 3 years, it runs permanently hot, its a well known floor in the range from what i've read. I've had the heat sink replaced, amongst other things, to no avail. Now the hard drive is also on its way out according to the Dell PC Diagnostics. It's basically told me to back all my stuff up and prepare for the worst.

    Anyways i'm looking for a replacement, I like to buy a good quality laptop which I can keep for years, rather than a cheaper one which will be outdated soon. I use it for mainly browsing, word processing, music and video, and the occasional football manager career.

    So far these are looking like a good option:

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/acer-a...14902-pdt.html

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/acer-a...14901-pdt.html

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/lenovo...30682-pdt.html

    Does anyone have any opinions on those? Or is there a laptop i'm overlooking?

    Thanks
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_...d_1337331.html

    This has the same CPU as the two i5 machines you've listed (A Core i7 is completely pointless for what you're going to be doing), and only really "suffers" in a smaller amount of RAM than one (But still more than the average user needs) and a smaller hard drive than both, but still has more than enough power to last just as long as them. In return it's £160+ cheaper, and should you ever find yourself needing more RAM/storage both of these components can be easily replaced at a later date and prices will only keep dropping between now and then. I'd strongly recommend getting that one over the three you've identified, you can then put the remaining budget to other things that will improve your experience, like a 1080p monitor for gaming/movie watching, or a nice set of headphones or speakers for listening to music.
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    (Original post by Teemo)
    Basically I've had the laptop for 3 years, it runs permanently hot, its a well known floor in the range from what i've read. I've had the heat sink replaced, amongst other things, to no avail. Now the hard drive is also on its way out according to the Dell PC Diagnostics. It's basically told me to back all my stuff up and prepare for the worst.

    Anyways i'm looking for a replacement, I like to buy a good quality laptop which I can keep for years, rather than a cheaper one which will be outdated soon. I use it for mainly browsing, word processing, music and video, and the occasional football manager career.

    So far these are looking like a good option:

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/acer-a...14902-pdt.html

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/acer-a...14901-pdt.html

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/lenovo...30682-pdt.html

    Does anyone have any opinions on those? Or is there a laptop i'm overlooking?

    Thanks
    Gofre's choice is the best deal around.........it meets all your needs and is a tad over your needs,

    Some of the things your looking for with links are in this recent thread as well, but again very overkill but far better on offer then the Acer stuff http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2311703
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    Why don't you build a laptop? They are often cheaper than buying branded one. There are many websites out there on which you can create one.
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    Ok thanks for your help. The only issue with buying off saveonlaptops is you have to buy word and virus softare seperate from what I understand, which adds £100+ onto the price. Whereas the PC World ones already have it installed.

    Im going to go instore and have a look, there's so much choice its amazing
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    (Original post by Teemo)
    Ok thanks for your help. The only issue with buying off saveonlaptops is you have to buy word and virus softare seperate from what I understand, which adds £100+ onto the price. Whereas the PC World ones already have it installed.

    Im going to go instore and have a look, there's so much choice its amazing
    I'm pretty sure they don't come with word installed....a basic version at most.......same with virus software which comes with a trial.
    Your better off with freeware like openoffice with mse and malwarebytes for security.
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    (Original post by Teemo)
    Ok thanks for your help. The only issue with buying off saveonlaptops is you have to buy word and virus softare seperate from what I understand, which adds £100+ onto the price. Whereas the PC World ones already have it installed.

    Im going to go instore and have a look, there's so much choice its amazing
    Paid antivirus software is no better than any of the free options out there, such as malwarebytes as mentioned above, and it does not come with the full version of Office, just a trial version which you can download yourself on any computer. You really won't get better value from PC World or the like.
 
 
 
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