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    I'm going to start my SCITT placement in September, I've currently got a HP laptop which has slowed down drastically over the last 6 months, I've cleaned it off, deleted hundreds of photos, removed most of my music and cleaned all the cookies. But to no avail, it isn't speeding up again.

    I'm looking to invest in a new laptop in September for my course, but I'm not sure what to go for!

    I'll basically need it for lesson planning (Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint) storing some videos, pictures and music and for basic every day needs- answering e-mails, etc.

    I don't game and I'll watch the odd DVD here and there and catch up with programmes on demand.

    Any models that would benefit from this? Any models I should avoid?

    Thank you!!
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    I'm going to start my SCITT placement in September, I've currently got a HP laptop which has slowed down drastically over the last 6 months, I've cleaned it off, deleted hundreds of photos, removed most of my music and cleaned all the cookies. But to no avail, it isn't speeding up again.

    I'm looking to invest in a new laptop in September for my course, but I'm not sure what to go for!

    I'll basically need it for lesson planning (Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint) storing some videos, pictures and music and for basic every day needs- answering e-mails, etc.

    I don't game and I'll watch the odd DVD here and there and catch up with programmes on demand.

    Any models that would benefit from this? Any models I should avoid?

    Thank you!!
    I'm no computer expert but I was also in a similar situation as you a few days ago(I'm gonna start uni in sept, and just bought a new laptop)

    After hours of 'research', I can summarise it in a few lines. A lot of people say Thinkpads(Lenovo) have a long battery life, portability wise macbooks are the way to go, HP is an all rounder, and Acer is for those who want a bargain. For good graphics, brands like gigabyte are value for money.


    I would think any model would be fine for your needs that you have described.

    Anyway here is a guide courtesy of TSR:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...p_Buying_Guide
 
 
 
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