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Laptop Recommentations For a Business Degree

I’m looking to buy a laptop for when I start university late September, does anyone have any recommendations for laptops I should look at?
Original post by Will_stewart20
I’m looking to buy a laptop for when I start university late September, does anyone have any recommendations for laptops I should look at?

This might help: https://www.business-management-degree.net/best-laptops-business-students/
I personally have the Dell XPS 15 and it's amazing!
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by lessingenuity
This might help: https://www.business-management-degree.net/best-laptops-business-students/
I personally have the Dell XPS 15 and it's amazing!

That article helped... brighten my day, for 2 minutes. It's comical how bad the advice is.

"purchasing a laptop is a major commitment to your bank account" - Rowan Jones, Business Editor.
He's a Business Editor. He has no specialisation in IT Procurement.

If you follow his advice it would leave a major hole in your bank account. Although I'm not sure it is his advice as he seems to have copied the contents of that article from other junky buying guides that come up when you do a google search.

Follow my advice and you'll have a better laptop than every single one of those listed in his article and you'll have a £160 to £210 hole in your bank account.

Buy this for £150 plus £8 for postage. It's a lovely 13.3" premium business laptop.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325316870670?hash=item4bbe65820e:g:eb0AAOSweopislDJ&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoIsm71vt30m5mMNrNyC1HgKh4wURZlxCoK9JTmwyjIGon3pLxVUvzfkek7o2rqixe2dixDFtXppRC9teV0iYdsPE3hdA5Qs5XaywLZpHdz4ClJf%2Bgs93YYsty%2Bz7gtihbHkJgUgRlh3Yf7Wlep4DPWekscsgvolzldrxQDIiuS3NVPqhhXuvTrySiE2C8lICxqECiQjm4DylushVtBy1PmU%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR4b9r_rdYA

Or buy this for £200 plus £8 for postage. It's a lovely 14" premium business laptop.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155135340162?hash=item241ec96e82:g:7XcAAOSwSwxi-318&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoOOTlR1A3fAf7UETXn84NZgyuyQEFPoSWAuG3MjAMR68bF2VySbAVxz%2BTtnNmH8EY3QmC72QnLl5ATIN%2F86Hdq1U15WaK1TfKRSo%2F85PYcdZXfH%2FO0VtabC5%2F8R267Xrl9TgykJMmiJeHWRUVHq7QuzXczcYyBgoWECN5fUiHehHL%2FcJDxecKi43UIPe%2FCK%2F7skiaTtQtRDFtJwGYjFpMyA%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR5a-0frdYA

Or some variation on this for similar prices. Dell 7390, 7490, HP 830 G5, 840 G5.
Fully working, 8 GB RAM, 250 GB SSD, 1920 screen resolution, 8th gen Intel i5 CPU.
Original post by Dunnig Kruger
That article helped... brighten my day, for 2 minutes. It's comical how bad the advice is.

"purchasing a laptop is a major commitment to your bank account" - Rowan Jones, Business Editor.
He's a Business Editor. He has no specialisation in IT Procurement.

If you follow his advice it would leave a major hole in your bank account. Although I'm not sure it is his advice as he seems to have copied the contents of that article from other junky buying guides that come up when you do a google search.

Follow my advice and you'll have a better laptop than every single one of those listed in his article and you'll have a £160 to £210 hole in your bank account.

Buy this for £150 plus £8 for postage. It's a lovely 13.3" premium business laptop.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325316870670?hash=item4bbe65820e:g:eb0AAOSweopislDJ&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoIsm71vt30m5mMNrNyC1HgKh4wURZlxCoK9JTmwyjIGon3pLxVUvzfkek7o2rqixe2dixDFtXppRC9teV0iYdsPE3hdA5Qs5XaywLZpHdz4ClJf%2Bgs93YYsty%2Bz7gtihbHkJgUgRlh3Yf7Wlep4DPWekscsgvolzldrxQDIiuS3NVPqhhXuvTrySiE2C8lICxqECiQjm4DylushVtBy1PmU%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR4b9r_rdYA

Or buy this for £200 plus £8 for postage. It's a lovely 14" premium business laptop.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155135340162?hash=item241ec96e82:g:7XcAAOSwSwxi-318&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoOOTlR1A3fAf7UETXn84NZgyuyQEFPoSWAuG3MjAMR68bF2VySbAVxz%2BTtnNmH8EY3QmC72QnLl5ATIN%2F86Hdq1U15WaK1TfKRSo%2F85PYcdZXfH%2FO0VtabC5%2F8R267Xrl9TgykJMmiJeHWRUVHq7QuzXczcYyBgoWECN5fUiHehHL%2FcJDxecKi43UIPe%2FCK%2F7skiaTtQtRDFtJwGYjFpMyA%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR5a-0frdYA

Or some variation on this for similar prices. Dell 7390, 7490, HP 830 G5, 840 G5.
Fully working, 8 GB RAM, 250 GB SSD, 1920 screen resolution, 8th gen Intel i5 CPU.


Sorry, i'm not too good with tech :frown:
Original post by lessingenuity
Sorry, i'm not too good with tech :frown:

Please don't apologise.

It's not your fault there are so many bad buying guides out there.
Reply 5
A lot of the articles are written by sponsored writers and there aim is to get people to buy new.

It's in the interest of manufacturers and sellers to keep the momentum up.

Refurbished business laptops from HP, Dell and Lenovo is the way to go. Built from better grade plastics or even metal, durable and give better performance for your budget compared to those sold by High street shops.

If buying from eBay, ensure its a reputable seller, review the feedback, has some sort of return policy and some even come with 1 year warranty.

Following these simple steps and you will have a fab device and not burn a hole a in your pocket lol.

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