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    Can anyone recommend a cheap laptop (ie. 400 or less) which will be good enough for everyday + uni use.

    I don't mind the specs..
    External sound cards are pointless

  • #2
    RE. need a cheap laptop for uni

    This one 41181from Aria looks quite good for the money (I'm no expert tho', just looking for one for my daughter who is off to uni soon too).
    Last edited by wonderlust; 23-08-10, 14:56. Reason: made quick code clickable

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    • #3
      hello and welcome Rpaters

      I have edited your post to add [qc] and [ /qc] which make the quick codes clickable

      (minus the space though)
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      • #4
        cheers rpaters, will have a look
        External sound cards are pointless

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        • #5
          Originally posted by brendanb581 View Post
          Can anyone recommend a cheap laptop (ie. 400 or less) which will be good enough for everyday + uni use.

          I don't mind the specs..
          Two points:
          • Check to see if your university has student deals for hardware and software (then see if Aria can price match?)
          • Don't forget insurance!

          As to what to buy, last year's model or "open box" could be a good bet. I wouldn't recommend second hand, though. You don't know what it has been through.
          Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus Z-170-K + Intel i5-6500 + 512GB Samsung M.2 PCI-e SSD + 16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
          Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus M5A88-M EVO + AMD Phenom II X6 + 8GB Corsair XMS3 1600 + Radeon HD 6450
          Win 10 Home 32-bit + Asus M2N-SLI DeLuxe + AMD Athlon 64 X2, Dual Core 5400 + 4.0 GB Memory + NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

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          • #6
            Originally posted by michaelkenward View Post
            Two points:
            • Check to see if your university has student deals for hardware and software (then see if Aria can price match?)
            • Don't forget insurance!

            As to what to buy, last year's model or "open box" could be a good bet. I wouldn't recommend second hand, though. You don't know what it has been through.
            Just found out the uni I'm going to have an asus laptop with i3 processor for 100 off
            External sound cards are pointless

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            • #7
              Originally posted by brendanb581 View Post
              Just found out the uni I'm going to have an asus laptop with i3 processor for 100 off
              Wahey.

              But check that this really bring the price down below the discount houses.
              Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus Z-170-K + Intel i5-6500 + 512GB Samsung M.2 PCI-e SSD + 16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
              Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus M5A88-M EVO + AMD Phenom II X6 + 8GB Corsair XMS3 1600 + Radeon HD 6450
              Win 10 Home 32-bit + Asus M2N-SLI DeLuxe + AMD Athlon 64 X2, Dual Core 5400 + 4.0 GB Memory + NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wonderlust View Post
                hello and welcome Rpaters

                I have edited your post to add [qc] and [ /qc] which make the quick codes clickable

                (minus the space though)
                Thanks for fixing my post for me, I'm new to all this.

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                • #9
                  How about something like this:
                  http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Lapto...roductId=40481
                  CPU:Intel I7 3770K 5GHZ |CPU Cooler:Noctua NH D14|RAM:16GB Corsair Vengeance White LP|MB:Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3|GPU:Asus GTX 980 Strix OC|PSU: Corsair AX 750|HDD:2x Corsair 240GB Force GS| 2X WD 2TB Red|Sound Card:Asus Xonar HDAV|Speakers:Sony STR-DN850+Yamaha Speakers+Tannoy TS2.10|Mouse/Keyboard:Corsair K95/M95|Case:Corsair 500R|

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Zaim View Post
                    Done, tho' I'm not sure what difference it makes?

                    Cheers
                    Richard

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                    • #11
                      One thing to consider, as well as insurance, is not to ponce about with a bag that says "I contain an expensive computer: please nick me."

                      A friend of mine got mugged with his flashy "Dell" handbag. This prompted the company he worked for to advise stuff to carry laptops in something less obvious.
                      Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus Z-170-K + Intel i5-6500 + 512GB Samsung M.2 PCI-e SSD + 16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
                      Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus M5A88-M EVO + AMD Phenom II X6 + 8GB Corsair XMS3 1600 + Radeon HD 6450
                      Win 10 Home 32-bit + Asus M2N-SLI DeLuxe + AMD Athlon 64 X2, Dual Core 5400 + 4.0 GB Memory + NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by michaelkenward View Post
                        One thing to consider, as well as insurance, is not to ponce about with a bag that says "I contain an expensive computer: please nick me."

                        A friend of mine got mugged with his flashy "Dell" handbag. This prompted the company he worked for to advise stuff to carry laptops in something less obvious.
                        thats a good point, somthing like this could contain anything for example, would be good to carry a laptop and be discrete at the same time

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                        • #13
                          You can get laptop back packs.

                          Also; have you considered buying 2nd hand?? There are lots of lappy dealers at PC fairs, is there one near you this weekend??
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GentleGiant View Post
                            You can get laptop back packs.

                            Also; have you considered buying 2nd hand?? There are lots of lappy dealers at PC fairs, is there one near you this weekend??
                            I use a backpack. Not sure that it is any more secure, but it doesn't scream "expensive laptop".

                            But to counter my own argument, most people seem to carry a laptop these days, so most bags are probably at risk.

                            For real safety, I'd be tempted to use a Tesco bag.
                            Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus Z-170-K + Intel i5-6500 + 512GB Samsung M.2 PCI-e SSD + 16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
                            Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus M5A88-M EVO + AMD Phenom II X6 + 8GB Corsair XMS3 1600 + Radeon HD 6450
                            Win 10 Home 32-bit + Asus M2N-SLI DeLuxe + AMD Athlon 64 X2, Dual Core 5400 + 4.0 GB Memory + NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

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                            • #15
                              Yeah i use a messenger bag.

                              Freedom isn't free"



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