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>> No. 27815 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 3:26 pm
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Hello guys,

I'm looking for a laptop for like £400-600 and I'm basically retarded and can't make my mind up.

I don't really know why, but for several years I've been relying on a tablet and smartphone at home (plus my work PC in office hours), and I think it's time I actually got a grip on stuff like my ridiculous music collection and just being able to do stuff "properly" online.

I wouldn't be doing anything too intensive, maybe a bit of editing of videos. and if possible I wouldn't mind being able to play like sixth-generation (PS3/360 era) games on it, even just with medium settings.

But yeah, does anything really stand out in that price market? Every time I have a look through Ebuyer or whatever I tend to become ridiculously picky or just overwhelmed by the similarity, in reality I've pretty much always been satisfied with my tech purchases.
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>> No. 27816 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 4:03 pm
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This one has a slightly stupid webcam location, but otherwise it's a belter.

>> No. 27817 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 5:26 pm
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Not him but I wouldn't call that a belter. Windows 10 Home is best avoided, 8gb RAM is a pittance, and a 512gb SSD isn't going to go very far in terms of getting a music/other media collection together. Pretty much the only decent thing about that laptop is the CPU. AMD Ryzen are generally kicking the piss out of Intel CPUs these days and it's not even close.
>> No. 27818 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 5:29 pm
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Refurb Thinkpad from ebay.
>> No. 27819 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 5:32 pm
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Sorry, I should clarify I have like a 3TB external drive, it's just that without a laptop my collection has just been sat there for a while. I'd probably still like 1TB on the laptop I reckon, so my external becomes a backup for the essentials and more.
>> No. 27820 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 5:38 pm
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Though looking, 512GB SSD seems more in my price band
>> No. 27821 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 6:14 pm
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Sorry guys, not to spam but actually a 256GB SSD seems to be my price band. Increasing either the RAM to 16GB or the SSD to 512 GB just pushes the price up to £800+

So with filters like
>win10 pro
>256GB SSD

I get these coming up. Oddly the 15.6" Expertbook P1 is cheaper than the 14" right now, and of these looks the most promising.

I'm surprised that the AMD processors are like double the GHz of the Intel ones, but it follows from what >>27817 says.

I guess like I'd say, I would like to play Xbox 360-era games on like medium settings, is that something I could expect of such a laptop? Because if not in some ways I'm probably overpaying and need to re-evaluate.
>> No. 27822 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 8:03 pm
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>I guess like I'd say, I would like to play Xbox 360-era games on like medium settings, is that something I could expect of such a laptop?

If you get a Ryzen-powered laptop, it'll handle older games quite easily. The onboard Vega graphics card isn't amazing by modern standards, but it's on a par with a decent graphics card from 2012. At a push, you should be able to run most modern games on minimum settings.

If you can go up to ~£700 you could have a gaming laptop with a GTX 1650, which will run all modern games quite comfortably.
>> No. 27823 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 8:09 pm
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Windows 10 Home is fine. There are some advanced features in Pro that are very useful for mega-nerds and corporate IT departments, but most people aren't going to notice any difference.
>> No. 27824 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 8:27 pm
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Give PC Specialist a look. You generally get decent parts, after-sales support is pretty decent, and they're based in Wakefield..
>> No. 27825 Anonymous
13th March 2021
Saturday 6:02 pm
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I've recently found this website that sells refurbished ones, if you don't want to buy new:

>> No. 27832 Anonymous
17th March 2021
Wednesday 1:33 pm
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If you haven't pulled the trigger yet:

>> No. 27833 Anonymous
1st April 2021
Thursday 10:08 pm
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Don't get AMD processor because they suck for laptops because they always make laptops overheat so they're only good for desktop computers. Someone from Currys/PC World said so.

For a laptop always get Intel.

I recommend Intel i5 and above for the fast speed.
>> No. 27837 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 4:09 am
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AMD processors used to be rubbish, but now they're brilliant. Ryzen mobile processors are faster, more energy-efficient and cheaper than the Intel equivalents.

>> No. 27838 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 8:18 am
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> Someone from Currys/PC World said so.

I for one always take my compsci advice from someone who failed their Argos exam.

In all seriousness you might be right, work has me tied into Intel CPUs for various reasons but I did recently (like a year ago) work with a bunch of HP gaming laptops with B&O speakers and top of the line AMD CPUs. We broke a lot of them but none of them due to overheating of the CPU afaik.

However those gaming laptops were basically mobile workstations - like 2" thick and with a power adaptor the size of a brick.

Caveat emptor and all that.
>> No. 27843 Anonymous
3rd April 2021
Saturday 2:20 am
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Intel's latest are shite, Steve from Gamer's Nexus told me so and I trust him because he looks almost exactly like me.
>> No. 27846 Anonymous
3rd April 2021
Saturday 3:09 pm
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> compsci
>> No. 27847 Anonymous
5th April 2021
Monday 12:23 pm
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I would have thought their testing methodology would be what put them in the trusted category, rather than his matted locks.
>> No. 27848 Anonymous
5th April 2021
Monday 1:44 pm
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Woah, pal, let's not start saying rude things about Steve's very nice hair. This has been a perfectly civil thread up until now.

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