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  • Laptop for Brother in Law

    Hi all,


    BiL has asked me to source him a laptop as he has no idea what he needs, and has set a budget of 300 - 320 absolute max, he's just wanting it for Internet, Email, Word processing etc, nothing taxing, perhaps the odd bit of iPlayer etc


    So far the following have ticked the right boxes, but there are so many to choose from these days I just wondered if anyone has a recommendation for something in that price range.


    Asus X54C | B960@2.2 GHz, 8 GB, 500 GB | 319.97
    Lenovo IdeaPad G570 | B940@2.0 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB | 319.98


    Many thanks,


    R.
    PC: 4790K|H110i|Z97 Sabertooth Mk1|SLI GTX 980 SC|16 GB Beast 2400 MHz|2x850 Pro RAID0|W7|HX1000i|NZXT H440 SE|Dell U3415W|Genelec 8040a|Dacmagic Plus
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  • #2
    I'd get the ASUS. Slightly faster CPU, double the RAM, three years warranty, and an entire penny cheaper!

    Oh, on another note. I don't know what the Lenovo quality is like (I heard that it is good?) but the ASUS laptops are lovely. My girlfriend has one of their newer ones (second gen i3 etc.) and it is really lovely to use.
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    • #3
      My mum has just bought a new laptop and after looking at lots of different models she went with an Acer X53 (Basically the same as the X54 but with an aluminium palm rest area I believe) as she thought it looked the nicest and had a good keyboard.

      Hers has an i3-2350 with 6GB of RAM and was 350.

      Would you consider a Dell Factory Certified Refurb?
      Removed my picture as I have now sold it all

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      • #4
        Thanks for the suggestions fellas, I'll go check the Dell Outlet now Pepp
        PC: 4790K|H110i|Z97 Sabertooth Mk1|SLI GTX 980 SC|16 GB Beast 2400 MHz|2x850 Pro RAID0|W7|HX1000i|NZXT H440 SE|Dell U3415W|Genelec 8040a|Dacmagic Plus
        Mac Pro: Dual 6 Core X5690 Xeons|64 GB ECC|7970 Windforce 3|512 GB NVMe PCIe|2xWD Black 4 TB Raid 0|OS X 10.11.3|2x27" Apple Cinema Displays|KRK V4 Series 2

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        • #5
          I would get that 17" lenovo mate.

          Freedom isn't free"



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          • #6
            A good enough deal came up on eBay today (via a competitors outlet) for an Acer Aspire
            5733Z, not the best of specs, but for what he wants it for it should be perfect... P6200@ 2.13 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB & Win 7 Home Premium for 259.98, all in all looks like a good deal to me, as it's saved 60 from what I was looking at for him and I doubt he'd know the difference (considering he's coming from an old 1.6 GHz single core system running Vista I'd say it'll be a vast improvement
            PC: 4790K|H110i|Z97 Sabertooth Mk1|SLI GTX 980 SC|16 GB Beast 2400 MHz|2x850 Pro RAID0|W7|HX1000i|NZXT H440 SE|Dell U3415W|Genelec 8040a|Dacmagic Plus
            Mac Pro: Dual 6 Core X5690 Xeons|64 GB ECC|7970 Windforce 3|512 GB NVMe PCIe|2xWD Black 4 TB Raid 0|OS X 10.11.3|2x27" Apple Cinema Displays|KRK V4 Series 2

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            • #7
              Well got the laptop delivered today and gotta say the build quality is incredibly good for the money, feels very solid, barely any keyboard flex, the screen is VERY vibrant, and it's very quick (bloatware removed)!

              All in all a good purchase that I know he's gonna be happy with.

              R.
              PC: 4790K|H110i|Z97 Sabertooth Mk1|SLI GTX 980 SC|16 GB Beast 2400 MHz|2x850 Pro RAID0|W7|HX1000i|NZXT H440 SE|Dell U3415W|Genelec 8040a|Dacmagic Plus
              Mac Pro: Dual 6 Core X5690 Xeons|64 GB ECC|7970 Windforce 3|512 GB NVMe PCIe|2xWD Black 4 TB Raid 0|OS X 10.11.3|2x27" Apple Cinema Displays|KRK V4 Series 2

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              • #8
                Sounds good apart from the Acer part worst brand ever on reliability, i hope the purchase has a warranty

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                • #9
                  I've had several Acer products in the past that have lasted well beyond their warranty, still using a Revo in the bedroom for an HTPC that I've had over 2 years and it's still working perfectly.
                  PC: 4790K|H110i|Z97 Sabertooth Mk1|SLI GTX 980 SC|16 GB Beast 2400 MHz|2x850 Pro RAID0|W7|HX1000i|NZXT H440 SE|Dell U3415W|Genelec 8040a|Dacmagic Plus
                  Mac Pro: Dual 6 Core X5690 Xeons|64 GB ECC|7970 Windforce 3|512 GB NVMe PCIe|2xWD Black 4 TB Raid 0|OS X 10.11.3|2x27" Apple Cinema Displays|KRK V4 Series 2

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