Laptop for £500 or underWatch
I know nothing about computers or computer jargon, other than that I want a windows operating system. I would like someone to suggest laptops for me for £500 or under based on the following requirements:
- good for uni (e.g. can use word etc really well)
- can stream netflix and live football well
- good for football manager
You don't need an expensive laptop for uni work and streaming, don't be tricked by people telling you that you need a ton of RAM and CPU power. If you do want to run games on it just check against the minimum and recommended requirements for those games to see if you'd be able to run them. If you download games from Steam you can get a refund if it doesn't work or doesn't work well, as long as you played less than 2 hours total.
If you're going to be running Windows like you said just remember to keep it running nice by using something like CCleaner to keep it clutterfree and running nicely, and install an antivirus.
Some security stuff people should be aware of:
Be careful about putting your USB sticks into public computers at university because sometimes they can copy viruses/trojans automatically to your USB sticks, when you put it back in your own laptop or PC it gets copied to that.
Try and use things like Dropbox instead and obviously never forget your password for that You can also email the work to your own email address.
You may not believe it but it's pretty simple to turn on someone's webcam if they have one, so cover it up with tape when you're not using it.
any opinions on this one?
It looks like it'll be fine for general use & light gaming. I'd recommend searching for more product reviews just to ensure there's no manufacturing flaws with it that may appear after several months; Dell used to get slated in reviews because their manufacturing standards weren't great but they seem to have improved. I've get a Dell monitor & it's excellent so I wouldn't necessarily let the past put you off.