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    So my not so faithful HP Pavilion dv6 has finally snuffed it this week, having already replaced the battery, hard drive and charger I'm loathed to pay out yet again to fix something on a laptop I'm clearly killing anyway. The issue now is the fan has completely cut out and will probably need replacing. I said when the hard drive went if anything else failed that was it I'd just buy new.

    So now I need to buy new, or pay out yet again to fix my old laptop, advice of that alone would be great. For the maybe new laptop I'd need something suited to at least some gaming of games like Skyrim and Heroes VI, I've done some searching and this seems okay.

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Lenov...UK/version.asp

    Advice, suggestions or just help would be nice, I really don't know what I'm best doing at this point. I'm loathed to spend more on my old laptop but my budget of 500 pounds doesn't seem to really get me far, thanks guys.
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    That looks to be a very nice laptop for the price, as it looks like you kept your laptop in good condition upgrading it and whatnot in the past I would urge you to think about upgradability, (not sure that is even a word lol) but it says it can handle 8gb RAM and will most likely allow you to casually game for the next 2 years.

    I would ask about SSDs and what you could add on down the line as you don't want to be replacing it every 2 or 3 years, you might as well email their sales team - what's the worst that can happen, they say no?
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    You should get a new device as your old one seems to have been full of problems, the device you are looking at seems to be good value for money but if you are looking for something cheaper try these:

    http://www.studentcomputers.co.uk/Ac...p_1410554.html
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_...1_1266037.html
    http://www.ebuyer.com/479749-lenovo-...laptop-mad6buk
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    (Original post by Jono122)
    You should get a new device as your old one seems to have been full of problems, the device you are looking at seems to be good value for money but if you are looking for something cheaper try these:

    http://www.studentcomputers.co.uk/Ac...p_1410554.html
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_...1_1266037.html
    http://www.ebuyer.com/479749-lenovo-...laptop-mad6buk
    Ooh the bottom one definitely warrants some research into, I wonder if I could get away with just that...
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    (Original post by Mazzi)
    So my not so faithful HP Pavilion dv6 has finally snuffed it this week, having already replaced the battery, hard drive and charger I'm loathed to pay out yet again to fix something on a laptop I'm clearly killing anyway. The issue now is the fan has completely cut out and will probably need replacing. I said when the hard drive went if anything else failed that was it I'd just buy new.

    So now I need to buy new, or pay out yet again to fix my old laptop, advice of that alone would be great. For the maybe new laptop I'd need something suited to at least some gaming of games like Skyrim and Heroes VI, I've done some searching and this seems okay.

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Lenov...UK/version.asp

    Advice, suggestions or just help would be nice, I really don't know what I'm best doing at this point. I'm loathed to spend more on my old laptop but my budget of 500 pounds doesn't seem to really get me far, thanks guys.
    You honestly just picked the best you can get under that budget.........
    The other persons links aren't great........... all of them are integrated graphics system compared the gt630m they won't perform that great, not to mention Acer who aren't very reliable.
    Be careful though.
 
 
 
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