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    Hi

    i need advice on which laptop I should buy and would appreciate any help. The laptop would be for year 13 and moving on into university
    it needs to be as cheap as possible (<£250 if possible)

    I would use it to look at the internet, work (microsoft program's only tbh) and to play football manager and possibly take notes in a lecture. Main thing is that it is fast.

    My laptop knowledge is really limited so I don't really know what I should look at really so any help would be greatly appreciated

    thank you
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    Forgot to mention that I don't mind refurbished provided they are in good condition...

    Have found the following but don't know whether they are good or not:
    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...8436-pdt.html#
    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Refur...ersion.asp#top

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...8436-pdt.html#

    http://www.ebuyer.com/639523-toshiba...scgxe-002002en

    http://www.ebuyer.com/582929-toshiba...scg7e-029041en
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    They are probably the slowest laptops on the market right now, from both Intel and AMD sides.

    Unfortunately with a £250 budget, you really won't be able to find a fast laptop.

    If all you do is browsing, Microsoft programs, and football manager, why do you want a fast laptop?

    At this price point (and at any price point really), it's all about compromises. Are you willing to live with a fast laptop (well, as fast as £250 can get you anyways) that is heavy and have poor battery life?
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    Rule the Chromebooks out if you want to Play Football Manager, you'll need Windows.

    But yeah, I'd recommend upping your budget even just to £290-£300. The small jump will let you go from naff Celeron processors and AMD APUs and get an Ivybridge i3 processor instead. The jump is well worth it in my opinion.

    If you can, I'd go for something like this Asus.
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    thank you both, will have a look now
 
 
 
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