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Im going on to uni soon and i am very picky when it comes to buying expensive things lol.
Can anyone recommend me a good laptop that:

.light weight (under 1.3kg)
. No fan noise
. battery life of 7+
. under 700 quid
. will be used mainly for word and watching youtube and movies

PLEASE DONT RECOMMEND A MACBOOK
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With your budget, go for i7 processor as it will be very fast!


What screen size do you want?
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Dell XPS series. The fan noise is very, very little under normal load.
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With your budget, go for i7 processor as it will be very fast!


What screen size do you want?
i dont know what that means lol, and 13 inch and below
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Dell XPS series. The fan noise is very, very little under normal load.
erm they're like over 1 grand, my budget is 700
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i dont know what that means lol, and 13 inch and below
It's a type of processor.

This is i7, 14inch and is £30 over budget.
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...64497-pdt.html

You do get £70 cashback, though.

This is i5, 14inch and £549.
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...65442-pdt.html

You get £50 cashback with this laptop.
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It's a type of processor.

This is i7, 14inch and is £30 over budget.
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...64497-pdt.html

You do get £70 cashback, though.

This is i5, 14inch and £549.
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...65442-pdt.html

You get £50 cashback with this laptop.
Thank you!!! ill consider them both
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Thank you!!! ill consider them both
I'd recommend the i7 as it will be faster, it is under budget in a way because you will get £70 cashback.

With Currys, you're given a year to buy insurance. So after nearly a year, buy 3 year insurance just in case something happens. If they can't repair it, they will give you a voucher to the value of your laptop. Try to see what deal you can get with them.
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(Original post by Afra_99)
Im going on to uni soon and i am very picky when it comes to buying expensive things lol.
Can anyone recommend me a good laptop that:

.light weight (under 1.3kg)
. No fan noise
. battery life of 7+
. under 700 quid
. will be used mainly for word and watching youtube and movies

PLEASE DONT RECOMMEND A MACBOOK
What course are you doing? (This will decide what components you need)
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What course are you doing? (This will decide what components you need)
child nursing
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I'd recommend the i7 as it will be faster, it is under budget in a way because you will get £70 cashback.

With Currys, you're given a year to buy insurance. So after nearly a year, buy 3 year insurance just in case something happens. If they can't repair it, they will give you a voucher to the value of your laptop. Try to see what deal you can get with them.
yeh i think i will, it has alot of good reviews
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Alright, seeing as it's a course that doesn't require top of the line components i'd recommend an i5 or an i7 if you can stretch that far, 4-8GB of ram, build in sound card and network card, preferably a 1TB HD as well as a small SSD to store windows (if you have an SSD windows will boot a lot quicker). Honestly for £700 you won't find a good pre-built one worth the money, it would be better to have a look at custom laptop and PC builders online.
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yeh i think i will, it has alot of good reviews
That's good, I'm glad I've helped you. Don't forget to buy a laptop bag or rucksack
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Alright, seeing as it's a course that doesn't require top of the line components i'd recommend an i5 or an i7 if you can stretch that far, 4-8GB of ram, build in sound card and network card, preferably a 1TB HD as well as a small SSD to store windows (if you have an SSD windows will boot a lot quicker). Honestly for £700 you won't find a good pre-built one worth the money, it would be better to have a look at custom laptop and PC builders online.
im sorry but i didnt understand a single thing lol, do you know any laptops that will be right for me?
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(Original post by Afra_99)
Im going on to uni soon and i am very picky when it comes to buying expensive things lol.
Can anyone recommend me a good laptop that:

.light weight (under 1.3kg)
. No fan noise
. battery life of 7+
. under 700 quid
. will be used mainly for word and watching youtube and movies

PLEASE DONT RECOMMEND A MACBOOK
You can get away with an i5 if you're only using it for uni, as well as a standard HDD. You'll only need an i7 with an SSD and more RAM if you're using it for demanding tasks like gaming or video editing. I've had my mac for 2 years and it has an i5 with 8GB of RAM and it works just fine for the day-to-day usage, so you don't really need a high end laptop.
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Im going on to uni soon and i am very picky when it comes to buying expensive things lol.
Can anyone recommend me a good laptop that:

.light weight (under 1.3kg)
. No fan noise
. battery life of 7+
. under 700 quid
. will be used mainly for word and watching youtube and movies

PLEASE DONT RECOMMEND A MACBOOK

Chromebook meets all your requirements and is significantly cheaper than your budget.

I have had a Toshiba chromebook for two years now and have used it throughout my degree. Still works at the same speed as when I got it, and I have no noticed a decline in battery life.

It is fanless so no fan noise. Much more lightweight than any laptop I have previously had. I can get my battery to last up to 12 hours if not watching videos. Average at around 8-9 hours battery life though.

I'm pretty sure you can get a microsoft office app, but I have personally never used one. I just use google documents because it is very easy to convert them to word word/ power point documents.

I think mine cost around £180 new two years ago, so if you got the same model it'd likely be much cheaper now.


The only reason I wouldn't recommend a chromebook is if you foresee yourself in the near future needing a laptop capable of special running programmes and applications like photoshop.
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If all you need is just youtube+word/PowerPoint documents. Don't even bother wasting a lot of money. Any potato laptop can run that.
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iPad Pro works brilliantly for me and my study is exclusively online came notes read text books and documents
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(Original post by Afra_99)
Im going on to uni soon and i am very picky when it comes to buying expensive things lol.
Can anyone recommend me a good laptop that:

.light weight (under 1.3kg)
. No fan noise
. battery life of 7+
. under 700 quid
. will be used mainly for word and watching youtube and movies

PLEASE DONT RECOMMEND A MACBOOK
A chromebook would do all of the above
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If you want the quietest laptop you can get then go for one with an SSD - preferably 256GB. I know you want a really light one but you're going to struggle in that area. Have a look at this one - http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/dell-...8f/version.asp
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