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What laptops do you recommend for university and studying. I am starting next year so am looking for laptops to buy for then. Must be of good quality, decent weight and of reasonable price. If you have any recommendations or history with the laptops I would be grateful to hear how they were, positive and negative. Also which laptops to avoid would also help
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What course are you going on? This might influence the specifications.
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What course are you going on? This might influence the specifications.
Well it would only be for note taking and writing so not like top spec or anything, have heard a lot of ppl say they don’t need one for year 1 but I’m a slow writer and don’t know if I’d keep up with writing notes
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Well it would only be for note taking and writing so not like top spec or anything, have heard a lot of ppl say they don’t need one for year 1 but I’m a slow writer and don’t know if I’d keep up with writing notes
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...89730-pdt.html

this is the best value laptop money can buy at that price point. but it was £429 a few days ago, though so maybe hold out to see if it goes back down again

unfortunately, all laptops degrade and i strongly encourage you to invest in a 3 year warranty.

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Next question is how much do you want to spend?
If you aren't taking a desktop pc, then this pc is probably not just going to end up being used for notes.
The above pc linked by A Rolling Stone is pretty good, but if you go out looking for one on your own, here are some tips.
8GB is what I would consider the perfect amount of RAM. 4GB can be a little restrictive, and 16Gb is overkill.
256GB is just enough storage for basic use, but you may need to buy an external HDD for large files. 128GB is far too small really.

This is what I would buy as a comparison to the above laptop. Its roughly the same price, however the cpu is faster.
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...93336-pdt.html
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https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...89730-pdt.html

this is the best value laptop money can buy at that price point. but it was £429 a few days ago, though so maybe hold out to see if it goes back down again

unfortunately, all laptops degrade and i strongly encourage you to invest in a 3 year warranty.

avid HPs.
Thanks, this was really helpful and thanks for the link. I am looking on curry’s for cheaper alternatives however, though this does look good
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Next question is how much do you want to spend?
If you aren't taking a desktop pc, then this pc is probably not just going to end up being used for notes.
The above pc linked by A Rolling Stone is pretty good, but if you go out looking for one on your own, here are some tips.
8GB is what I would consider the perfect amount of RAM. 4GB can be a little restrictive, and 16Gb is overkill.
256GB is just enough storage for basic use, but you may need to buy an external HDD for large files. 128GB is far too small really.

This is what I would buy as a comparison to the above laptop. Its roughly the same price, however the cpu is faster.
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...93336-pdt.html
Thank you, this was really helpful, and I really don’t understand the specs of a laptop so this is great to keep in mind, thanks a lot for the link, this is a bit more accessible in price for me
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Whatever you do, do NOT buy a Macbook. They’re the biggest waste of money as you probably won’t utilise half it’s features.
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Whatever you do, do NOT buy a Macbook. They’re the biggest waste of money as you probably won’t utilise half it’s features.
Thanks anon but I was never willing to spend that amount of money on a laptop anyway, so was never planning on it. But thanks for your advice
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