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No more than 600 pounds, good specs etc.
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No more than 600 pounds, good specs etc.
What will you be using it for?
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What will you be using it for?
Essays, research, paying bills
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Essays, research, paying bills
This one for £430, no need to spend any more than that really.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...8888~Skimlinks
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Essays, research, paying bills
If you can grab it whilst it's still on sale for £600, this ASUS is a good shout if you want something with a good screen, backlit keyboard, is fairly lightweight at 1.15kgs, and if you can grab it whilst it's still on sale.

This Lenovo Ideapad 5 for £530 is a good option if you want something that is more powerful, comes with a decent keyboard, and generally is a decent all rounder.

This HP for £480 is also a decent laptop for the same above, only a bit less powerful, a bit worse keyboard, but also generally a bit cheaper.

If you can pick it up from a store, this Lenovo C340 for £430 is a good shout if you want something cheaper, with still reasonable specs, and/or just want a convertible.
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Essays, research, paying bills
Then realistically, all you need is a Intel i5/AMD Ryzen 5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 250GB SSD.

Pick any laptop brand and model with those specs then that'll fulfil your purposes to the T.
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ummm not sure how good this is for uni as such,
but i have the hp pavilion 360 and its pretty good
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ummm not sure how good this is for uni as such,
but i have the hp pavilion 360 and its pretty good
It's definitely good, but the 2020 model costs £700 (on Amazon £900). That's out of OP's budget.

We need to find more suitable options.
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If you can grab it whilst it's still on sale for £600, this ASUS is a good shout if you want something with a good screen, backlit keyboard, is fairly lightweight at 1.15kgs, and if you can grab it whilst it's still on sale.

This Lenovo Ideapad 5 for £530 is a good option if you want something that is more powerful, comes with a decent keyboard, and generally is a decent all rounder.

This HP for £480 is also a decent laptop for the same above, only a bit less powerful, a bit worse keyboard, but also generally a bit cheaper.

If you can pick it up from a store, this Lenovo C340 for £430 is a good shout if you want something cheaper, with still reasonable specs, and/or just want a convertible.
Tangledseries these are a solid collection of laptops that I would doubly recommend. Bluewolf21 has good taste.
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If you can grab it whilst it's still on sale for £600, this ASUS is a good shout if you want something with a good screen, backlit keyboard, is fairly lightweight at 1.15kgs, and if you can grab it whilst it's still on sale.

This Lenovo Ideapad 5 for £530 is a good option if you want something that is more powerful, comes with a decent keyboard, and generally is a decent all rounder.

This HP for £480 is also a decent laptop for the same above, only a bit less powerful, a bit worse keyboard, but also generally a bit cheaper.

If you can pick it up from a store, this Lenovo C340 for £430 is a good shout if you want something cheaper, with still reasonable specs, and/or just want a convertible.
Thanks so muchhhh you're a life/money/time saverrr xxx i know nothing about laptopsss
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Bid up to £230 on this:
g[/s]YgIAAOSwJgRfHqY2]https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Latitude-E7470-Laptop/143666719678?hash=item2173342bbe:g:YgIAAOSwJgRfHqY2

It's a properly engineered premium business laptop with a magnesium alloy chassis. It's not a cheaply engineered consumer laptop, like what you'd get from Currys for £400.

Look out for other deals on Dell Latitude E7470's for £230ish on ebay if you don't bag this one.

You don't need the latest CPU for lightning fast response from your laptop for research, essays and bills. You just need an SSD, which the Dell Latitude E7470 has.

Spending more than £230 on a laptop for your needs would be a complete waste of money. To the point where in many cases you'd be spending more money and getting a worse laptop.

I think it's a bit of a scandal how so many people in Internet land push the brand new laptop agenda, when for users like yourself a used laptop is the optimum choice.
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Bid up to £230 on this:
g[/s]YgIAAOSwJgRfHqY2]https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Latitude-E7470-Laptop/143666719678?hash=item2173342bbe:g:YgIAAOSwJgRfHqY2

It's a properly engineered premium business laptop with a magnesium alloy chassis. It's not a cheaply engineered consumer laptop, like what you'd get from Currys for £400.

Look out for other deals on Dell Latitude E7470's for £230ish on ebay if you don't bag this one.

You don't need the latest CPU for lightning fast response from your laptop for research, essays and bills. You just need an SSD, which the Dell Latitude E7470 has.

Spending more than £230 on a laptop for your needs would be a complete waste of money. To the point where in many cases you'd be spending more money and getting a worse laptop.

I think it's a bit of a scandal how so many people in Internet land push the brand new laptop agenda, when for users like yourself a used laptop is the optimum choice.
Ooo good choice
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If you can grab it whilst it's still on sale for £600, this ASUS is a good shout if you want something with a good screen, backlit keyboard, is fairly lightweight at 1.15kgs, and if you can grab it whilst it's still on sale.

This Lenovo Ideapad 5 for £530 is a good option if you want something that is more powerful, comes with a decent keyboard, and generally is a decent all rounder.

This HP for £480 is also a decent laptop for the same above, only a bit less powerful, a bit worse keyboard, but also generally a bit cheaper.

If you can pick it up from a store, this Lenovo C340 for £430 is a good shout if you want something cheaper, with still reasonable specs, and/or just want a convertible.
the final laptop you've mentioned is the one i recommend for everyone, it ticks all the boxes for uni
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Ooo good choice
Were you the winning bidder on that Dell Latitude E7470 for £215?

If not, don't worry. Just pay a similar amount for another E7470 that looks in good condition and comes from a good seller.

This model of laptop on ebay is a real sweet spot for quality, speed and price for student use (research, essays, online banking and bill payments).
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Were you the winning bidder on that Dell Latitude E7470 for £215?

If not, don't worry. Just pay a similar amount for another E7470 that looks in good condition and comes from a good seller.

This model of laptop on ebay is a real sweet spot for quality, speed and price for student use (research, essays, online banking and bill payments).
No unfortunately, thanks for helping though
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