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    Basically I should (hopefully) be starting uni this September, and as my current laptop is very old/slow, I was planning to get a new one which would last me throughout the degree. If I get the right grades I should be doing medicine, which is 5-6 years.

    The two I am trying to decide between are :

    HP Pavilion 15-n297sa ( http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi....html#longDesc )

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    Lenovo G5070 ( http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...68948-pdt.html )

    The Lenovo is only £10 more expensive.

    I understand the Lenovo has 1TB hard drive as opposed to the HPs 750GB, but is that the only difference?

    Laptop will be used for storing & listening to music, very basic video & photo editing, typing up documents, making presentations, watching movies online and things like Skype etc.

    My current laptop is HP so I know that it's really sturdy and reliable- I've never had a Lenovo before. Which one should I pick?


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    The HP is better WRT a card reader (shouldn't make any difference to you). It also has 2x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0, whereas the Lenovo has 1 USB3 and 2 USB2 (although it probably won't make much difference to you, but 3 is A LOT faster than 2). HP is lighter, the sound is slightly different on the two, but I doubt the difference will be particularly noticeable. The HP is slightly smaller ( 2.4mm thinner and about 3 inches narrower side to side. The HP, according to a review (and vs the quoted "up to 4 hours" of the Lenovo which is likely when idle anyway) is A LOT better, the test got 5h 22m under pretty heavy stress, and they expect about double this under light load.
    They both come with a load of included bloatware.
    Long story short, HP is much better (and is on my list of "well find me something that has a battery comparable to a mac" next time somebody throws that at me :P )
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    The HP is better WRT a card reader (shouldn't make any difference to you). It also has 2x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0, whereas the Lenovo has 1 USB3 and 2 USB2 (although it probably won't make much difference to you, but 3 is A LOT faster than 2). HP is lighter, the sound is slightly different on the two, but I doubt the difference will be particularly noticeable. The HP is slightly smaller ( 2.4mm thinner and about 3 inches narrower side to side. The HP, according to a review (and vs the quoted "up to 4 hours" of the Lenovo which is likely when idle anyway) is A LOT better, the test got 5h 22m under pretty heavy stress, and they expect about double this under light load.
    They both come with a load of included bloatware.
    Long story short, HP is much better (and is on my list of "well find me something that has a battery comparable to a mac" next time somebody throws that at me :P )


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    (Original post by Rumschpringe)
    Basically I should (hopefully) be starting uni this September, and as my current laptop is very old/slow, I was planning to get a new one which would last me throughout the degree. If I get the right grades I should be doing medicine, which is 5-6 years.

    The two I am trying to decide between are :

    HP Pavilion 15-n297sa ( http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi....html#longDesc )

    and

    Lenovo G5070 ( http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...68948-pdt.html )

    The Lenovo is only £10 more expensive.

    I understand the Lenovo has 1TB hard drive as opposed to the HPs 750GB, but is that the only difference?

    Laptop will be used for storing & listening to music, very basic video & photo editing, typing up documents, making presentations, watching movies online and things like Skype etc.

    My current laptop is HP so I know that it's really sturdy and reliable- I've never had a Lenovo before. Which one should I pick?


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    This?
    http://www.ebuyer.com/579678-asus-x5...-x552cl-sx047h

    Also Lenovo are very solid, however that means they do weigh quite a bit more than the average equivalent
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    The HP is better WRT a card reader (shouldn't make any difference to you). It also has 2x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0, whereas the Lenovo has 1 USB3 and 2 USB2 (although it probably won't make much difference to you, but 3 is A LOT faster than 2). HP is lighter, the sound is slightly different on the two, but I doubt the difference will be particularly noticeable. The HP is slightly smaller ( 2.4mm thinner and about 3 inches narrower side to side. The HP, according to a review (and vs the quoted "up to 4 hours" of the Lenovo which is likely when idle anyway) is A LOT better, the test got 5h 22m under pretty heavy stress, and they expect about double this under light load.
    They both come with a load of included bloatware.
    Long story short, HP is much better (and is on my list of "well find me something that has a battery comparable to a mac" next time somebody throws that at me :P )
    Thanks!! I guess that answers my question then HP it is!
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    The HP.

    Lenovo laptops are great ones as well but for the most part their better ones are those the ThinkPad lines only, the others aren't really any better or worse than other laptops.
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    HP.

    Lighter and has an extra USB 3.0 port
 
 
 
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