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    I'm looking for a laptop for sixth form and uni next year. Ideally something reliable and going to last me through these years. Main use would be for browsing, typing up word documents and watching films/videos etc.
    Price range maybe nothing higher than £500-600 if possible (so no, I don't want to consider a macbook) and I'm thinking maybe i3 or i5. I haven't used a laptop since I was a kid and that was pentium and back then I used for documents and online mmo's, so would pentium do too for my current needs?

    Any ideas or recommendations?
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    (Original post by ashclouds)
    I'm looking for a laptop for sixth form and uni next year. Ideally something reliable and going to last me through these years. Main use would be for browsing, typing up word documents and watching films/videos etc.
    Price range maybe nothing higher than £500-600 if possible (so no, I don't want to consider a macbook) and I'm thinking maybe i3 or i5. I haven't used a laptop since I was a kid and that was pentium and back then I used for documents and online mmo's, so would pentium do too for my current needs?

    Any ideas or recommendations?
    A Pentium will struggle with Windows 7, 8 or 10. You don't want to be using XP because Microsoft has stopped providing updates and security for it.
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    (Original post by ashclouds)
    I'm looking for a laptop for sixth form and uni next year. Ideally something reliable and going to last me through these years. Main use would be for browsing, typing up word documents and watching films/videos etc.
    Price range maybe nothing higher than £500-600 if possible (so no, I don't want to consider a macbook) and I'm thinking maybe i3 or i5. I haven't used a laptop since I was a kid and that was pentium and back then I used for documents and online mmo's, so would pentium do too for my current needs?

    Any ideas or recommendations?
    Don't know in that price range (there will be plenty, I'm just uninformed) but if you are looking for one to last a while it might be worth looking for something with a good warranty and maybe accident cover support.
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    (Original post by Glassapple)
    A Pentium will struggle with Windows 7, 8 or 10. You don't want to be using XP because Microsoft has stopped providing updates and security for it.
    My old laptop worked pretty well with Windows 7 but I see your point. Would you say i3 or i5 would be better off getting?

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    Don't know in that price range (there will be plenty, I'm just uninformed) but if you are looking for one to last a while it might be worth looking for something with a good warranty and maybe accident cover support.
    Ah thank you, sounds like a good idea
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    just go on the currys website and keep filtering out the ones that are bad and see what you have left
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    (Original post by Glassapple)
    A Pentium will struggle with Windows 7, 8 or 10. You don't want to be using XP because Microsoft has stopped providing updates and security for it.
    Not really true, Pentiums are just a tier name of chips built on the same architecture as the Core series and are still in production today, modern iterations can handle modern OS's just fine. I don't recommend Pentiums personally these days just because the price gap between them and same gen i3s is small enough and the performance gap large enough to justify the expense, but a recent Pentium isn't just going to choke on Windows 8.
 
 
 
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