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    Hi.

    I'm looking to buy a laptop for under £400 for my friend for Christmas.

    Could anyone recommend one to me?

    I've been looking at this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LZA14..._t2_B01LZXMK1S

    Thoughts?

    My friend will be using the laptop for browsing, watching films, and socialising (skype will the extent of this).
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    Is your friend a lite user ? Doesn't do gaming and video editing ?

    Buy any laptop with a core i3 processor and 4GB RAM


    Is your friend into coding, video editing ? Heavy user ?


    Buy anything with core i5 and 4GB RAM

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    You can also see what comes up on Black Friday. Amazon are meant to be having laptops on their sales list.

    http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/1394...p-deals-online
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    (Original post by nerdling_CompSci)
    Is your friend a lite user ? Doesn't do gaming and video editing ?

    Buy any laptop with a core i3 processor and 4GB RAM


    Is your friend into coding, video editing ? Heavy user ?


    Buy anything with core i5 and 4GB RAM

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    I completely forgot to mention this!

    She'll just be using it for basic socialising/web browsing and watching films.

    The extent of usage will be skyping and watching a film at the same time, as well as having multiple browsers open.

    Fairly light. I'm sure 4GB will do. Do you think the Lenovo I linked is the best I could do? Or is there something better out there?
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    I completely forgot to mention this!

    She'll just be using it for basic socialising/web browsing and watching films.

    The extent of usage will be skyping and watching a film at the same time, as well as having multiple browsers open.

    Fairly light. I'm sure 4GB will do. Do you think the Lenovo I linked is the best I could do? Or is there something better out there?
    you really want 8 gig i3, if you are going to be a regular user! minimum
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    (Original post by john2054)
    you really want 8 gig i3, if you are going to be a regular user! minimum
    Get an i3 or i5. Im a student and I bought an i5 hp with 4Gb ram for $420! I couldn't be more happier!

    The only time I have ever exhuasted my 4Gb Ram was when I opened 20 tabs of chrome, downloading series of Gbs movies! Thats was the only time I thought I needed anything more than 4Gb! The laptop was super slow!

    I didn't look at the laptop you provided but if its an i3 2Ghz, buy it

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    (Original post by john2054)
    you really want 8 gig i3, if you are going to be a regular user! minimum
    Get an i3 or i5. Im a student and I bought an I

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    (Original post by john2054)
    you really want 8 gig i3, if you are going to be a regular user! minimum
    Get an i3 or i5. Im a student and I bought i5

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    (Original post by john2054)
    you really want 8 gig i3, if you are going to be a regular user! minimum
    Get an i3 or i5. Im a student and I bought i5 ....

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    If you don't mind going for the phone option (I'm sure it's pretty much just as good):
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    I've decided to wait for black friday deals on laptopdirect.

    I have my eye on this:

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-25...gb/version.asp
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    I've decided to wait for black friday deals on laptopdirect.

    I have my eye on this:

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-25...gb/version.asp
    This is superior to the laptop your originally linked.

    8GB of RAM is pretty much standard nowadays. While some people will be fine with 4GB it's advisable tog et 8GB. RAM is something you never worry about until you are running out. Windows 10 is meant to be fairly good at managing RAM (compared to Win8 for example) but as I'm writing this 36% of my 8GB of RAM is being used. I have only a single Firefox tab open. Having more RAM is never a bad thing and you're far more likely to run out of RAM when you've only got 4GB. Not to mention it adds a little bit of futureproofing to your machine. Nobody should be buying 4GB machines nowadays unless they're running some version of Linux or another light operating system.
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    Hi.

    I'm looking to buy a laptop for under £400 for my friend for Christmas.

    Could anyone recommend one to me?

    I've been looking at this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LZA14..._t2_B01LZXMK1S

    Thoughts?

    My friend will be using the laptop for browsing, watching films, and socialising (skype will the extent of this).
    I'm not up to date on spec but the dell outlet currently have one of these available for £385 ex VAT.

    Inspiron 15 - 7548

    Processor:Intel Core i5-5200U (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
    Windows 10 Home (64bit)
    8 GB DDR3 Memory
    1600MHz (2 DIMMs)
    500 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
    No Optical Device
    4 GB DDR3 AMD Radeon R7 M270
    Software
    Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 802.11ac, 1x1, 2.4 & 5GHz + Bluetooth 4.0
    LCD Back Cover - Silver (Non-Touch Screen)
    43 WHr, 3-Cell Battery (integrated)
    15.6 inch HD (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
    Internal Qwerty Backlit Keyboard

    They're refurbs were always good quality when I bought in the past and were often cancelled or returned orders.

    Chrome book is also good for you I think.

    http://cvc2.org/best-laptop-for-college-students/

    Haven't bought Dell in a while so can't comment on the quality now but it may be worth checking the outlet store regularly. baffled, Feb 3, 2017
 
 
 
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