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    I need a new laptop for college that is not too big but not too small at the same time so that it can fit into my rucksack and not get damaged or take up too much space. I would use to mostly for studying and college work, maybe also to store music and photos on it. At college I'm going to be doing level 3 Computing & Information Systems if this helps. My budget is strictly £350 and no more than that.

    I hope that someone could offer me some advice. I've been thinking of getting a 2 in one laptop as it doubles up as a tablet and laptop which is quite good. As I said it will only be used for basic things such as college work and to store music & photos as well as web browsing.
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    I'd probably get a crappy Chromebook or something, means you wont be able to play game and stuff so you'll be more focused on your work :P
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    (Original post by jt1212)
    I need a new laptop for college that is not too big but not too small at the same time so that it can fit into my rucksack and not get damaged or take up too much space. I would use to mostly for studying and college work, maybe also to store music and photos on it. At college I'm going to be doing level 3 Computing & Information Systems if this helps. My budget is strictly £350 and no more than that.

    I hope that someone could offer me some advice. I've been thinking of getting a 2 in one laptop as it doubles up as a tablet and laptop which is quite good. As I said it will only be used for basic things such as college work and to store music & photos as well as web browsing.

    Hello,

    Coming in at £349, here's my best recommendation
    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/comput...54879-pdt.html

    Hope that helps,
    Nathan
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    Hello,

    Coming in at £349, here's my best recommendation
    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/comput...54879-pdt.html

    Hope that helps,
    Nathan
    Thanks I think I have actually looked at something similar to this. Is this the same laptop as the one you recommend but just in silver instead of white & orange or a completely different model?

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/comput...pid=display~RR
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    (Original post by jt1212)
    Thanks I think I have actually looked at something similar to this. Is this the same laptop as the one you recommend but just in silver instead of white & orange or a completely different model?

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/comput...pid=display~RR
    Yes, they are the same model, just a different colour.
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    (Original post by the_nshoesmith)
    Yes, they are the same model, just a different colour.
    Ok thanks I'll probably get this then. Have you ever owned a 2 in 1 laptop before?
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    (Original post by jt1212)
    Ok thanks I'll probably get this then. Have you ever owned a 2 in 1 laptop before?
    No, I haven't personally. Only things I'd be wary of are the storage, and make sure you have cloud storage in place for if something goes wrong.

    Bear in mind that this £349 doesn't include Microsoft Office or any Anti-virus applications
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    (Original post by the_nshoesmith)
    No, I haven't personally. Only things I'd be wary of are the storage, and make sure you have cloud storage in place for if something goes wrong.

    Bear in mind that this £349 doesn't include Microsoft Office or any Anti-virus applications
    Yeah I have always used AVG and it has kept my laptops virus free. My mum can get me a office code from her work! Thanks for the warning though

    All work will most likely be saved on my USB anyway so I can easily carry on with work at home as well as college to.
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    (Original post by jt1212)
    Yeah I have always used AVG and it has kept my laptops virus free. My mum can get me a office code from her work! Thanks for the warning though

    All work will most likely be saved on my USB anyway so I can easily carry on with work at home as well as college to.
    Glad you have that sorted. Just make sure you have backups, i've lost count of the amount of times my usb sticks have got lost, malfunctioned and even melted!
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    (Original post by the_nshoesmith)
    Glad you have that sorted. Just make sure you have backups, i've lost count of the amount of times my usb sticks have got lost, malfunctioned and even melted!
    Yep I do regular backups, I use a program called "SyncToy" which backups up your USB with the click of a button to a location of your choice on your computer.

    Also is 64GB enough? I'm wondering how much of it will be taken up by windows
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    (Original post by jt1212)
    Yep I do regular backups, I use a program called "SyncToy" which backups up your USB with the click of a button to a location of your choice on your computer.

    Also is 64GB enough? I'm wondering how much of it will be taken up by windows
    I think Windows is roughly 10GB, but that will vary from device to device. These sort of devices are designed to be used in conjunction with cloud storage such as onedrive.

    Personally, my laptop has 311gb used of 1TB.
    In terms of backups, I have 2tb cloud storage covering all devices from teamknowhow
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    (Original post by the_nshoesmith)
    I think Windows is roughly 10GB, but that will vary from device to device. These sort of devices are designed to be used in conjunction with cloud storage such as onedrive.

    Personally, my laptop has 311gb used of 1TB.
    In terms of backups, I have 2tb cloud storage covering all devices from teamknowhow
    Ok my current laptop is 1 TB also and I have checked and have used 76.6 GB out of 1000gb
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    (Original post by jt1212)
    Ok my current laptop is 1 TB also and I have checked and have used 76.6 GB out of 1000gb
    If you are using external storage, the amount of internal storage shouldn't matter that much. If you do need more storage, check out the deals with one drive. Google also do 15gb free storage
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    (Original post by the_nshoesmith)
    If you are using external storage, the amount of internal storage shouldn't matter that much. If you do need more storage, check out the deals with one drive. Google also do 15gb free storage
    I've found this and I think I'll be getting this as it's a great deal for the price. You get 8GB ram, 1TB hardrive for £329. I'm not too familiar with AMD processors though.

    https://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-14-1...skuId=599-7314
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    (Original post by jt1212)
    I've found this and I think I'll be getting this as it's a great deal for the price. You get 8GB ram, 1TB hardrive for £329. I'm not too familiar with AMD processors though.

    https://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-14-1...skuId=599-7314
    I always go for intel, at least core i5. However, AMD A6 should do the job.
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    (Original post by the_nshoesmith)
    I always go for intel, at least core i5. However, AMD A6 should do the job.
    Thanks but I'll think I'll go for this as I think it's a great deal for the price as well as my budget
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    (Original post by jt1212)
    Thanks but I'll think I'll go for this as I think it's a great deal for the price as well as my budget
    Fair enough, hope it works out for you!
 
 
 
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