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Hi everyone,

I'm starting University in September and am hoping to buy a new laptop for it. However, I'm a bit unsure of what one I should get. What are the best laptops to get for university? My budget is around £500.
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(Original post by Rachelezy)
Hi everyone,

I'm starting University in September and am hoping to buy a new laptop for it. However, I'm a bit unsure of what one I should get. What are the best laptops to get for university? My budget is around £500.
Look into Lenovo, Dell, HP, Acer.
I have a Lenovo ideapad S340. Everything's decent except the hard drive so make sure you get an SSD version. So yeah, the ideapad line-up can be an option.
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Thank you I'll have a look!
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Don't buy from Currys! They are too expensive and pretty much only sell consumer grade laptops.

For a HP 840 G3 or T460S or Dell Latitude E7470, aim to pay under £200 for one off ebay.
There are a lot of stupidly over-priced laptops on ebay - as per the 4 examples given in bluewolf21's post.
Don't pay over the odds. Don't buy any "optimistically priced" laptops. Buy on ebay ONLY when you see one at the right price for what it is.

£350 to £400 will get you a HP 840 G5.

If you will be using your laptop for web browsing (including youtube), word processing, simple spreadsheets, video calls, then a used premium business laptop, like an HP 840 G3 or Lenovo T460 or Dell Latitude E7470 (with an FHD display and an SSD) is a perfect tool for the job for under £200.
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