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    Hi guys,

    Need a new laptop for the remainder of Y12 and the next 4-5 years. Budget of around £600-700. I can go up a bit in price if there's something ideal.
    Needs to be:
    Portable (thin and light hopefully, 13 or 15 inch screen)
    SSD (this is really important to me, don't really mind about the storage space as I store most stuff on the cloud anyway)
    i5/i7 (or equivalent)
    at least 8GB RAM
    Decent battery life (at least 6 hours)

    Thanks a lot for your help.
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    (Original post by ak111)
    Hi guys,

    Need a new laptop for the remainder of Y12 and the next 4-5 years. Budget of around £600-700.

    Needs to be:
    Portable (thin and light hopefully, 13 or 15 inch screen)
    SSD (this is really important to me, don't really mind about the storage space as I store most stuff on the cloud anyway)
    i5/i7 (or equivalent)
    at least 8GB RAM
    Decent battery life (at least 6 hours)

    Thanks a lot for your help.
    Well the best I can find on the market meeting your requirements is the HP Envy 13-d061sa 13.3" Laptop.
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    (Original post by JTran38)
    Well the best I can find on the market meeting your requirements is the HP Envy 13-d061sa 13.3" Laptop.
    Thanks, that looks good.
    Any other suggestions from anyone else?
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    (Original post by ak111)
    Thanks, that looks good.
    Any other suggestions from anyone else?
    http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/lafiteII/
    Configure it with the specs you want
    And make sure you get the SSD!!!
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    (Original post by ak111)
    Thanks, that looks good.
    Any other suggestions from anyone else?
    the best review site for technology is mobile teach review. they do the most helpful in depth reviews out of anyone imo.

    http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebook.htm

    Depending what your work is then id question whether you need an i7.
    If you wnat to play games then you should get a separate graphics acrd.

    Expecting a laptop to keep pace for 5-6 years is a long time so look at extended warranties and those with good builds. Anything could happen it ccould die, it could get stolen or you could drop it.

    J lewis will give you an extra years warranty. If i wnat my laptop always to be working then id consider them and an extended warranty.

    Amazon are goo for price and accepting returns.

    Dell outlet is good for reconditioned or canceled order bargians.

    Once you fix on a laptop then its best o go on person to play with it as you might prefer one keyboard over another, one screen over another etc. Weight, build quality sound eyc.

    I might also go and consider 2 computers in the sense of a £300-£400 one now and then upgrade in a few years?

    You should look to see if theres an apple alternative, just to check. Most lapops have ssds and should get 6 hours + out of. Most will have ssds.

    Before hitting buy, then check the reviews via google. warranties vat between manufacturers from 1-2 years and also their repair procedures.
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    What do you want to use it for? £6-700 is probably overkill for most people (assuming that you are not intending to play games) who will just be writing word documents watching youtube etc etc. Same with an ssd - I mean my laptop has an ssd boot drive, and while it is nice to be able to boot my pc in roughly 5s, it's not really necessary and unless you have quite a lot of space any large apps etc wouldn't necessarily even fit on the ssd anyway
 
 
 
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