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So imma be off to university next year hopefully studying medicine and the laptop I have now Is a hp stream but storage is RLLY bad. Anyone have any good laptop recommendations, preferably Lenovo or HP, that’s good with storage and budget of up to £500?
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Honestly if it's only storage space that is a problem I'd suggest just getting an external hard drive, it's a lot cheaper than getting a new laptop (you can easily get a 2TB external for under £100...maybe even under £50).
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(Original post by artful_lounger)
Honestly if it's only storage space that is a problem I'd suggest just getting an external hard drive, it's a lot cheaper than getting a new laptop (you can easily get a 2TB external for under £100...maybe even under £50).
no the laptop keys aren’t working either. I need to get a new laptop that’s why, so any recommendations??
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i never save any uni work onto my actual laptop, it’s all on a memory stick. whichever laptop you buy i suggest doing something similar to avoid storage filling up and slowing your laptop down
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So imma be off to university next year hopefully studying medicine and the laptop I have now Is a hp stream but storage is RLLY bad. Anyone have any good laptop recommendations, preferably Lenovo or HP, that’s good with storage and budget of up to £500?
Stream machines are pretty bad, they have poor specs and low storage on the assumption you'll be storing everything in the cloud.

Is that budget of £500 fixed? This Lenovo IdeaPad is £530 (you might be able to get student discount to bring that down) and is the sort of thing we'd typically recommend to students. It'll be a substantial improvement over the stream, and will have decent enough specs to get you through your degree. £500-600 is really the sweet spot for good, long lasting laptops although COVID has caused prices to go up and availability to drop. The IdeaPad I linked typically goes out of stock, and my next go to laptop (Dell Inspiron) is £50 more expensive.

That said, we generally say to wait unless you need the laptop right now. It rarely makes a lot of sense to buy a laptop a year in advance unless you're also going to use it now.
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