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I’m in my last year of high school and I’m saving for a laptop which would be suitable for uni next year. I want to study psychology so would only be needed for essays etc I’d assume. My budget is roughly £850 but maybe a bit more. If you have any recommendations for which laptop you use it’ll be greatly appreciated as I know practically nothing about laptops
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I have a Mac however Lenovo’s are pretty good from experience alongside Toshiba. You should me able to get a pretty good spec Windows P.C. for your budget.
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I'd heavily recommend a lenovo laptop. I have (this I just what the back of the sticker says but yk) Lenovo IdeaPad S340-14IIL.
According to my local computer store it is the best laptop fo students. I take this with me everyday and have never had an issue with it. Its great
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(Original post by mary388)
I’m in my last year of high school and I’m saving for a laptop which would be suitable for uni next year. I want to study psychology so would only be needed for essays etc I’d assume. My budget is roughly £850 but maybe a bit more. If you have any recommendations for which laptop you use it’ll be greatly appreciated as I know practically nothing about laptops
i'd say these are the two best value laptops on the market right now for your budget:

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...99082-pdt.html

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...93703-pdt.html


also make a note of when the 1 year Manufacturers guarantee runs out (make a phone or calendar reminder in 1 years' time) and then buy a 3 year warranty
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I have a Mac however Lenovo’s are pretty good from experience alongside Toshiba. You should me able to get a pretty good spec Windows P.C. for your budget.
I was looking at windows surface laptop (it’s on sale for 899 a lot) but I was a bit worried because I’d seen mixed reviews.
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Wow, that looks really good actually! And if you upgrade the memory it’s like £20 instead of £100 with other brands oh my. I will definitely look into it! Thank you so much!
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(Original post by mary388)
I’m in my last year of high school and I’m saving for a laptop which would be suitable for uni next year. I want to study psychology so would only be needed for essays etc I’d assume. My budget is roughly £850 but maybe a bit more. If you have any recommendations for which laptop you use it’ll be greatly appreciated as I know practically nothing about laptops
To be honest for your price point any laptop would be suitable notes, writing essay.. and such, personally i would like to recommend Lenovo IdeaPad S340-14IIL as mentioned before, this laptop is optimal for other stuff such as streaming, watching pornos.
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To be honest for your price point any laptop would be suitable notes, writing essay.. and such, personally i would like to recommend Lenovo IdeaPad S340-14IIL as mentioned before, this laptop is optimal for other stuff such as streaming, watching pornos.
Lol the last part. And yeah I know there’s a lot out there for a decent budget but just wanted to see what people recommend because I’m terrified of wasting my money on a laptop that’s not good.
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Thank you!
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I was looking at windows surface laptop (it’s on sale for 899 a lot) but I was a bit worried because I’d seen mixed reviews.
You are right to be worried. They are shoddy, overpriced, under-engineered junk. Avoid all Microsoft surface laptops.
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Lol the last part. And yeah I know there’s a lot out there for a decent budget but just wanted to see what people recommend because I’m terrified of wasting my money on a laptop that’s not good.
Buy a Dell Latitude E7470 for £230 ish off ebay.

they are nicely engineered laptops (magnesium alloy chassis) that will be lightning fast for your needs that can be bought for a reasonable price and will have good spares support for years to come due to Dell selling so many of these to corporate buyers.
They are also a good compromise of size and weight.

Buying a premium business laptop at £230 instead of £850 will be £600 less student debt that you will build up.
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