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Looking to buy a laptop for uni but I’m not sure what to look for. I’m not really interested in anything pricey like a MacBook but any suggestions?

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Btw Studying anthropology if that helps x
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if you need something just for browsing, watching youtube/netflix, going on socials and typing essays then I would recommend a chromebook.Whilst I was at college i used a HP chromebook 14 and it was fine for me.Also chromebooks have decent battery life lasting up to 10 hours, also they're not too expensive.
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(Original post by Hm4600)
if you need something just for browsing, watching youtube/netflix, going on socials and typing essays then I would recommend a chromebook.Whilst I was at college i used a HP chromebook 14 and it was fine for me.Also chromebooks have decent battery life lasting up to 10 hours, also they're not too expensive.
Sorry, but I'm going to have to disagree strongly with this one. I don't consider Chromebooks to be good computers, you're borked from the start by the operating system if you don't swap it out for some Linux distro, it's a very restrictive environment that doesn't give you much control over the computer or the software on it. Plus the majority of them are super underspecced as you're expected to do everything in the "Cloud". I'd recommend the Dell XPS line or the Lenovo Thinkpads, or some of the older Apple stuff before they ruined the keyboard. If budget is a priority, I'd buy a used old Windows/Mac/Linux machine any day over a new shiny Chromebook.
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(Original post by Hm4600)
if you need something just for browsing, watching youtube/netflix, going on socials and typing essays then I would recommend a chromebook.Whilst I was at college i used a HP chromebook 14 and it was fine for me.Also chromebooks have decent battery life lasting up to 10 hours, also they're not too expensive.
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Sorry, but I'm going to have to disagree strongly with this one. I don't consider Chromebooks to be good computers, you're borked from the start by the operating system if you don't swap it out for some Linux distro, it's a very restrictive environment that doesn't give you much control over the computer or the software on it. Plus the majority of them are super underspecced as you're expected to do everything in the "Cloud". I'd recommend the Dell XPS line or the Lenovo Thinkpads, or some of the older Apple stuff before they ruined the keyboard. If budget is a priority, I'd buy a used old Windows/Mac/Linux machine any day over a new shiny Chromebook.
I will definitely have a look. Thank you both for your suggestions! x
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