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    So I need to buy a laptop for uni but I've never had one before so I'm pretty clueless on the brands etc. I've used a macbook before and thought they were pretty slick but I've heard people call them over priced. Would getting a windows laptop be better because I'd be able to use microsoft programmes? Also I may do some gaming but probably the less hard core mmos so I do want a laptop that isn't slow/laggy/crashes. My budget would be under £1000.

    Any good laptops to recommend me?

    Also a noob question; does anyone ever buy PCs for uni?
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    Acer Aspire V3-571 great value for money.


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00C...AC_SX110_SY190
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    (Original post by eggfriedrice)
    So I need to buy a laptop for uni but I've never had one before so I'm pretty clueless on the brands etc. I've used a macbook before and thought they were pretty slick but I've heard people call them over priced. Would getting a windows laptop be better because I'd be able to use microsoft programmes? Also I may do some gaming but probably the less hard core mmos so I do want a laptop that isn't slow/laggy/crashes. My budget would be under £1000.

    Any good laptops to recommend me?

    Also a noob question; does anyone ever buy PCs for uni?
    which games?
    any other usage?
    any preferences, battery life, etc?
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    (Original post by Righteouss)
    Acer Aspire V3-571 great value for money.


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00C...AC_SX110_SY190
    wow that does seem pretty good from the specs! ahh there's only one left in stock. Definitely putting that on my list of possible buys. Thanks!


    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    which games?
    any other usage?
    any preferences, battery life, etc?
    I don't have specific games. I guess something along the lines of LOL?
    Main usage will be for uni work so preferably a decent battery life, 5+ hours.
    Also something not too heavy.
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    (Original post by eggfriedrice)
    wow that does seem pretty good from the specs! ahh there's only one left in stock. Definitely putting that on my list of possible buys. Thanks!




    I don't have specific games. I guess something along the lines of LOL?
    Main usage will be for uni work so preferably a decent battery life, 5+ hours.
    Also something not too heavy.
    Also yes some people genuinely buy a pc for uni, though its dependent how far live away from uni and many of them also have a portable device for use.

    This weighs a bit but check the specs out http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_Z580_1336874.html

    Batteries a bit standard, but lighter, has everything nearly
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenov...h_1357423.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Sony_...5_1401319.html

    Best value gaming laptop, there 3 more versions, one with full hd you may like
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_C...l_1389669.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_...H_1385704.html




    Personally think you should hold out another week or 2, as the new cpus are coming into the laptop market, so far i7 is there, and slowly i5 is getting in there.....mainly due to the expected better battery life
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Also yes some people genuinely buy a pc for uni, though its dependent how far live away from uni and many of them also have a portable device for use.

    This weighs a bit but check the specs out http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_Z580_1336874.html

    Batteries a bit standard, but lighter, has everything nearly
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenov...h_1357423.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Sony_...5_1401319.html

    Best value gaming laptop, there 3 more versions, one with full hd you may like
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_C...l_1389669.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_...H_1385704.html




    Personally think you should hold out another week or 2, as the new cpus are coming into the laptop market, so far i7 is there, and slowly i5 is getting in there.....mainly due to the expected better battery life
    Thanks so much! I'll definitely hold out for a week or so whilst I do some more research (:
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    (Original post by eggfriedrice)
    So I need to buy a laptop for uni but I've never had one before so I'm pretty clueless on the brands etc. I've used a macbook before and thought they were pretty slick but I've heard people call them over priced. Would getting a windows laptop be better because I'd be able to use microsoft programmes? Also I may do some gaming but probably the less hard core mmos so I do want a laptop that isn't slow/laggy/crashes. My budget would be under £1000.

    Any good laptops to recommend me?

    Also a noob question; does anyone ever buy PCs for uni?
    Apple is offering mac books air to students for £800
    buy it!! you have until the 6th of september
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    Your budget is pretty generous - if you did like macs then you could get a decent macbook air/pro and just have windows booted on it too. Macbooks generally have the longest battery life - the air claims >10 hours of continuous use.

    I personally am going to look into this one though - hoping to play a few games and the specs this can give me are a fair wack higher than an equivalently priced mac. Its a shame, as the mac served me really well, but i think its the best choice given my needs. Anyone have any opinions on this laptop btw?

    (Original post by vanessap)
    Apple is offering mac books air to students for £800
    buy it!! you have until the 6th of september
    Says £730 to me.
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Your budget is pretty generous - if you did like macs then you could get a decent macbook air/pro and just have windows booted on it too. Macbooks generally have the longest battery life - the air claims >10 hours of continuous use.

    I personally am going to look into this one though - hoping to play a few games and the specs this can give me are a fair wack higher than an equivalently priced mac. Its a shame, as the mac served me really well, but i think its the best choice given my needs. Anyone have any opinions on this laptop btw?



    Says £730 to me.
    thats the 11" one . I think you should get the 13"
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    I dont know what laptop to get. I have an 11.5" at home which is too small, watching videos makes it lag etc..and also a 15" inch HP which feels too big, as it is rather heavy. I guess a good size would be inbetween the two..I mean, you'd want a laptop that you could carry to the library without it weighing a ton...what size do most people get?
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Your budget is pretty generous - if you did like macs then you could get a decent macbook air/pro and just have windows booted on it too. Macbooks generally have the longest battery life - the air claims >10 hours of continuous use.

    I personally am going to look into this one though - hoping to play a few games and the specs this can give me are a fair wack higher than an equivalently priced mac. Its a shame, as the mac served me really well, but i think its the best choice given my needs. Anyone have any opinions on this laptop btw?



    Says £730 to me.
    Don't buy that.........firstly the seller, we use to share laptopsdirect but realised they are very poor.
    Also thats not a gaming laptop, hd4000 integrated graphics. Also price is a rip off.

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_C...l_1389669.html
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    (Original post by vanessap)
    Apple is offering mac books air to students for £800
    buy it!! you have until the 6th of september
    I tried buying it and it said I have to be connected to my unis network.
 
 
 
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