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    Hiya, so I'm buying a laptop today and I have no clue what to get. Any help would be appreciated

    Budget:
    No more than £600

    Subject that will be studied:
    I'm doing some A2 retakes this year, but next year I'll be doing IR and politics at uni, so I want that's going to last me until the end of uni.

    Software that will be run on it:
    Microsoft, chrome, Netflix, iTunes etc just the usual really. I won't be playing any games or anything

    Screen size (10", 12", 13.3", 15.6", 17.3"):
    I like the generic laptop size, so not too small. At least 13.3" I'd say?

    Operating system preference:
    Windows

    Battery life:
    A decent to good battery life, whatever that is.

    Minimum Ram requirements:
    8GB is the standard, right? Whichever is considered decent

    Minimum Storage requirements:
    I'll be storing word documents, powerpoints, pictures, some music (not a lot), short videos from my phone and a few applications like Chrome and iTunes. I don't really know what I'll need :lol: I'd prefer a SSD over a HDD because it's faster, so I've heard

    Weight limit:
    I don't care about the weight

    Will it be used for playing games?:
    No

    Touchscreen or stylus support needed?:
    No

    Are there any specific port needs? (e.g. USB type C):
    USB port and CD drive, but the latter I'm willing to compromise on.

    What current devices do you have? (including desktop, tablets and phone):
    iPhone

    I just want something that's fast, reliable and will last me until the end of university. Extra perks: loud speakers and a HD screen, but I know I have a small budget so it's not something the laptop has to have.

    Thank
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    Try a HP Envy, or an Acer Aspire S3. Really good and under 600 pounds usually.
    I have an aspire s3 that cost me 250 with full hd screen touchscreen, 4gb ram nvidia gt 735m (can play some games), I5 4200u
    really good for the price. (it was refurbished however)
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    (Original post by bobwibbles)
    Try a HP Envy, or an Acer Aspire S3. Really good and under 600 pounds usually.
    I have an aspire s3 that cost me 250 with full hd screen touchscreen, 4gb ram nvidia gt 735m (can play some games), I5 4200u
    really good for the price. (it was refurbished however)
    I've had an Acer aspire before and it was terrible I'll look into the HP Envy though! Thanks
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    Honestly, any midrange HP laptop will fit your needs...even the lower end ones have the things you are looking for. HP Pavillions are good, there are LOADS in that range though so make sure you do some research into them I've had my HP for about 3 years now and it's still running great
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    I have a HP Envy 13. I got it for £600 when I bought it exactly a year ago now and that was with a student discount so it'll be even cheaper now. If I work on it for the full day of school (say 5 hours) it usually lasts over to the next day as well even after a year. It has everything else you want as well, just not the CD drive.
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    (Original post by Avaia)
    Honestly, any midrange HP laptop will fit your needs...even the lower end ones have the things you are looking for. HP Pavillions are good, there are LOADS in that range though so make sure you do some research into them I've had my HP for about 3 years now and it's still running great
    (Original post by laureliza)
    I have a HP Envy 13. I got it for £600 when I bought it exactly a year ago now and that was with a student discount so it'll be even cheaper now. If I work on it for the full day of school (say 5 hours) it usually lasts over to the next day as well even after a year. It has everything else you want as well, just not the CD drive.
    Thanks for the advice guys! I'll look into the ones you have suggested
 
 
 
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