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    I'm starting university in October and I want to buy a laptop/notebook/tablet which would hopefully last the three years, it needs to be reliable and pretty lightweight for carrying to lectures and stuff.

    Can anyone recommend anything?


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    (Original post by JadeRhianna)
    I'm starting university in October and I want to buy a laptop/notebook/tablet which would hopefully last the three years, it needs to be reliable and pretty lightweight for carrying to lectures and stuff.

    Can anyone recommend anything?


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    What kind of budget do you have?
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    Don't listen to anyone who says a Macbook - they are way overpriced for their hardware and notoriously unreliable/fragile.

    Dell laptops are good, solid and well priced. Usually have good deals going on if you order online - had several dell laptops and none have ever failed me despite being through the wars.
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    Budget? Do you want portable, powerful or both? What are you going to be using it for?
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    I don't think I could afford a MacBook, budget is up to about £500 I guess but preferably around £300.
    It doesn't really need to be powerful at all, I won't use it for games or anything. Just enough to write essays an Internet research! It'd need a long battery life for taking it to lectures/the library?
    thanks guys!


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    (Original post by JadeRhianna)
    I don't think I could afford a MacBook, budget is up to about £500 I guess but preferably around £300.
    It doesn't really need to be powerful at all, I won't use it for games or anything. Just enough to write essays an Internet research! It'd need a long battery life for taking it to lectures/the library?
    thanks guys!


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    ohhhhh, DONT GET AN ACER DONT GET A DELL, (sorry but Dells have a tendency to overheat and shut down on their own during vital essay writing IMO) Samsung, Toshiba, Advent, all those make of laptops should be perfectly fine for your needs.
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    I'd recommend a Dell Inspiron 15 ~£400.
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    (Original post by Trix465)
    I'd recommend a Dell Inspiron 15 ~£400.
    Thats what I've got and I hate mine!! getting a new one before uni but I think maybe mines just temperamental
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    350 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-G6-...hp+pavilion+g6

    355 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/laptop-Black...675188&sr=1-40

    370 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-Sate...im_computers_3

    380 - http://www.ebuyer.com/444485-acer-as...t-nx-m3qek-015

    Any more information and I could give a more specific recommendation.
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    (Original post by chloeburling)
    Thats what I've got and I hate mine!! getting a new one before uni but I think maybe mines just temperamental
    Maybe i'm just careful and loving of my tech but never had a laptop/tablet fail on me ever! My ex was like a walking laptop killer, lent her one of my old ones and it died like 5 days later, wasn't happy lol!

    The makes I would avoid:

    Apple (cost/fragility)
    Toshiba (boring/dull/poor speakers)
    Samsung (I love Samsung tech but their laptops are well known for being unreliable)

    Makes I recommend:

    Dell
    Asus
    Acer
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    (Original post by Trix465)
    Maybe i'm just careful and loving of my tech but never had a laptop/tablet fail on me ever! My ex was like a walking laptop killer, lent her one of my old ones and it died like 5 days later, wasn't happy lol!

    The makes I would avoid:

    Apple (cost/fragility)
    Toshiba (boring/dull/poor speakers)
    Samsung (I love Samsung tech but their laptops are well known for being unreliable)

    Makes I recommend:

    Dell
    Asus
    Acer
    HAHA, oh god, I've had my Dell a good 2 years but now it just fails on me and I'm so caring to it, but Microsoft just isn't built for Adobe programmes it just crashes, so a Mac was the only option for me, that and when I went for my interview they told me to get a Mac haha, graphic student problems, the price is ridiculous though, I think I would have got a Sony otherwise!
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    I have a Sony vaio now and I've had three break on me for no apparent reason, so I really need a new more reliable one for this year haha!


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    Anything but a Dell.
 
 
 
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