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http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.V7...3_1454553.html

It's 11.6 inches, i3 with a 4GB memory. All the specs seem good, I like the fact that it's lightweight as I will be taking this to uni.

It seems kinda too good to be true, especially for that price.

Should I go for it?
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Also, I don't know whether it would be too small. I've only ever had a 15.6" laptop
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Lol who buys a laptop for £279?? What has this world come to?

Buy an Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15". Lasts longer and can do more things
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Lol who buys a laptop for £279?? What has this world come to?

Buy an Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15". Lasts longer and can do more things
I can't afford a MacBook unfortunately. I just need something that will meet my needs.

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/59422...2_1618296.html

^ What do you think of this one?
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(Original post by rambo1168)
http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.V7...3_1454553.html

It's 11.6 inches, i3 with a 4GB memory. All the specs seem good, I like the fact that it's lightweight as I will be taking this to uni.

It seems kinda too good to be true, especially for that price.

Should I go for it?
I don't think it's that amazing an offer. For example, for an extra £35, you can get a laptop with a much bigger screen (although this may not be a good thing depending on what you're looking for), a bigger hard drive and a better processor: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell...-using-1989539

I personally don't think i'd be able to use an 11.6 inch laptop as my main one, it would be too small. But once again, that will vary from person to person.
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I can't afford a MacBook unfortunately. I just need something that will meet my needs.

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/59422...2_1618296.html

^ What do you think of this one?
I've only got a MacBook so don't really know any other laptops. Also buy from currys I'm not sure whether sites like that are trusted x
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I don't think it's that amazing an offer. For example, for an extra £35, you can get a laptop with a much bigger screen (although this may not be a good thing depending on what you're looking for), a bigger hard drive and a better processor: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell...-using-1989539

I personally don't think i'd be able to use an 11.6 inch laptop as my main one, it would be too small. But once again, that will vary from person to person.
True, the screen might be too small. My budget is anything that's under £400.

And i've seen laptops with a bigger screen and decent specs, however, they are much heavier which puts me off.

Also, can I ask for your opinion on this: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/59422...2_1618296.html
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True, the screen might be too small. My budget is anything that's under £400.

And i've seen laptops with a bigger screen and decent specs, however, they are much heavier which puts me off.

Also, can I ask for your opinion on this: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/59422...2_1618296.html
How important is it being lightweight to you? As that laptop is almost 1kg heavier. Also, is a touchscreen something that you're looking for in particular, or are you not that bothered about it either way?

Will you only be using the laptop for web browsing/ document writing etc. or will you want to do any gaming?
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Go on Currys (PCWorld). You can easily get something with 8GB RAM (not necessary for you) and a 1TB hard-drive (important for Uni) for under £400. Something like this:

1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...11511-pdt.html
2. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...68964-pdt.html
3. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...11492-pdt.html
4. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...74677-pdt.html
5. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...11069-pdt.html

Or if you want something cheaper but has less RAM:

1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...12599-pdt.html
2. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...29450-pdt.html
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How important is it being lightweight to you? As that laptop is almost 1kg heavier. Also, is a touchscreen something that you're looking for in particular, or are you not that bothered about it either way?

Will you only be using the laptop for web browsing/ document writing etc. or will you want to do any gaming?
I'd prefer something lightweight, but it wouldn't bother me too much if it wasn't. (my current laptop is 2.6kg)

The thing that bothers me about touchscreen is that it seems to be too reflective.

And the laptop will be used for general browsing i.e. youtube and doing work on.
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Go on Currys (PCWorld). You can easily get something with 8GB RAM (not necessary for you) and a 1TB hard-drive (important for Uni) for under £400. Something like this:

1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...11511-pdt.html
2. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...68964-pdt.html
3. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...11492-pdt.html
4. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...74677-pdt.html
5. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...11069-pdt.html

Or if you want something cheaper but has less RAM:

1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...12599-pdt.html
2. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptop...29450-pdt.html
I took a look at those laptops, all this time i've only been looking at i3 intel processors. I don't really know much about AMD processors, I always assumed it meant slower browsing.
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True, the screen might be too small. My budget is anything that's under £400.

And i've seen laptops with a bigger screen and decent specs, however, they are much heavier which puts me off.

Also, can I ask for your opinion on this: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/59422...2_1618296.html
11 ich maybe too small, i think 13 inch would be perfect, I know your on a budget, but if you intending to use this laptop over 2 to 3 years for important things such as studying , then i do suggest spending a small amount more for a apple laptop.

if your alright with a 11ich you can buy there newest macbook air for £580 from Amazon uk, I know its more than you want to spend but trust me in the long run it will save you money. Window laptops , especially the one you said will get really buggy and slow in know time and lets not forget the amount of viruses it will get infected with, your probley going to spend over 200 pounds to repair and maintain it. over the past 3 years, my sister has owned 4 window laptops , which 3 of them costed around 300 pounds each, they all slowed down and got viures which caused them lose all her files. Good thing she uses the cloud. The last one she got costed her over £1000 pounds and that even started to get virsues, and its not like she does intensive work on it because she only does a maths degree.

I have had the same macbook pro 2012 model for 3 years now and I'v never had a problem with it and i use it all the time. Mine is the 13 inch which is more than enough.

So i suggest buying the 11inch for £580 or the 13 inch for £675 from amazon band new, thats the cheapest place to buy them and its the 2014 models too, so you will get warranty with it.
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-X551CA-...ds=asus+xca500

^I was also looking at this one. But people in the reviews said that the battery isn't removable - is that a huge problem?
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I'd prefer something lightweight, but it wouldn't bother me too much if it wasn't. (my current laptop is 2.6kg)

The thing that bothers me about touchscreen is that it seems to be too reflective.

And the laptop will be used for general browsing i.e. youtube and doing work on.
If a touchscreen isn't something that you're that bothered about, then I would probbaly get a laptop without one as they can be quite expensive/ can get a much better specced non touchscreen laptop for the price.

Depending on how much you actually want to spend, here are a couple of laptops that look like they should be fine for your purposes:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-X551CA-...productDetails

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...uctInformation
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11 ich maybe too small, i think 13 inch would be perfect, I know your on a budget, but if you intending to use this laptop over 2 to 3 years for important things such as studying , then i do suggest spending a small amount more for a apple laptop.

if your alright with a 11ich you can buy there newest macbook air for £580 from Amazon uk, I know its more than you want to spend but trust me in the long run it will save you money. Window laptops , especially the one you said will get really buggy and slow in know time and lets not forget the amount of viruses it will get infected with, your probley going to spend over 200 pounds to repair and maintain it. over the past 3 years, my sister has owned 4 window laptops , which 3 of them costed around 300 pounds each, they all slowed down and got viures which caused them lose all her files. Good thing she uses the cloud. The last one she got costed her over £1000 pounds and that even started to get virsues, and its not like she does intensive work on it because she only does a maths degree.

I have had the same macbook pro 2012 model for 3 years now and I'v never had a problem with it and i use it all the time. Mine is the 13 inch which is more than enough.

So i suggest buying the 11inch for £580 or the 13 inch for £675 from amazon band new, thats the cheapest place to buy them and its the 2014 models too, so you will get warranty with it.
I will just be using the laptop for general browsing and doing my work on. And yeah that's a good point you made there. Can you send me a link to the £580 macbook? I'll consider it.
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If a touchscreen isn't something that you're that bothered about, then I would probbaly get a laptop without one as they can be quite expensive/ can get a much better specced non touchscreen laptop for the price.

Depending on how much you actually want to spend, here are a couple of laptops that look like they should be fine for your purposes:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-X551CA-...productDetails

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...uctInformation
The one on Amazon is the one I was about to buy until I read that the battery is not removable - all laptops inevitably need a replacement after a few years, so that kinda put me off.
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-X551CA-...ds=asus+xca500

^I was also looking at this one. But people in the reviews said that the battery isn't removable - is that a huge problem?
Yeah, the amazon one looks good.

Where does it say about not being able to remove the battery? But I don't think it would be that much of an issue. It may be the case that in 2 or 3 years, the battery would stop working. At this point you would have to buy a new laptop.

But you probably wouldn't get much longer than that at this price anyway (i.e. something else would probably break by that time).
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I am using a 10 inch netbook. Too small screen really tomorrow i am getting a 17 inch i7 12gb ram laptop. So excited its like :2012: all over again
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Yeah, the amazon one looks good.

Where does it say about not being able to remove the battery? But I don't think it would be that much of an issue. It may be the case that in 2 or 3 years, the battery would stop working. At this point you would have to buy a new laptop.

But you probably wouldn't get much longer than that at this price anyway (i.e. something else would probably break by that time).
I read it from the reviews on Amazon. It's not completely unremovable but is difficult. "Build downsides are that the battery is fully encased in the bottom"

And true say. But i've had my samsung for 6 years (bought for 299), it still works fine, though i did have to replace the battery a few times
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I am using a 10 inch netbook. Too small screen really tomorrow i am getting a 17 inch i7 12gb ram laptop. So excited its like :2012: all over again
17 inches, damn! is it for uni?
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