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On 13 Nov 2012 at 1:12pm Lewes Lad wrote:
Need laptop for work, mostly writing documents, internet & email. Budget about £500. Any recommendations?
On 13 Nov 2012 at 1:19pm Dave wrote:
Why not just get a tablet?
On 13 Nov 2012 at 1:26pm Deelite wrote:
Google Nexus 10 came out today. 16gb. £319
Use the free Kingsoft office suit for word/office type stuff
You can attach a micro USB keyboard if you don't like the touch screen keyboard.
I have a Google Nexus 7 tablet and am very happy with it.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 1:28pm Local wrote:
Try Which? magazine, rather than advice from potential loonies on here.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 2:33pm Rookie wrote:
I bought a cheapo Compaq off the shelf from Tesco for £260 last year. Not a bad spec either. Good as gold so far.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 3:09pm Computer.Nick wrote:
You'll want an Intel i3 CPU and 4GB RAM.
The ASUS X501A-XX280H looks suitable. £349.99
Personally I prefer a netbook with a RAM upgrade:
(You can attach a larger screen and keyboard+mouse if required) £242.00
On 13 Nov 2012 at 3:45pm Potential Loonie wrote:
On 13 Nov 2012 at 4:01pm Webbo wrote:
Yopu can puty links in your posts by clicking the red 'Click here to add a link »' link y'know
On 13 Nov 2012 at 4:01pm Lewes Lad wrote:
Thank you everyone for response. I need a big enough memory to install Microsoft Office...
On 13 Nov 2012 at 4:41pm Computer.Nick wrote:
Thanks webbo, I must be colour blind today.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 9:44pm Bongo wrote:
How about a refurb laptop?

Check it out here »
On 14 Nov 2012 at 1:03am The Original Interested wrote:
I bought a new laptop from Currys PC World back in April and chose a Hewlett Packard Presario and paid £270 with free delivery.
It has 500 (GB is it?) hard drive and 4 GB Memory.
Lovely lappy with a wide screen.
Very happy with my purchase.
Google it and take a look. Or E Bay may do one on their daily deals...
On 14 Nov 2012 at 3:38pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Dave, "Why not get a tablet?" and Deelite "You can attach a keyboard", what therefore is the point in him getting a tablet? He said he wants it mainly for work, writing documents and email, all typing-heavy activities. If you have to buy and transport a keyboard anyway, surely it makes far, far more sense to just get a laptop in the first place since for the same money you get much higher specs on a laptop as you're not paying for a touchscreen interface you don't need and the premium on a gimicy laptop.

I'm sure tablets have their uses but I've yet to discover something work related that a tablet does better than a laptop or desktop.

On topic, I've always gone for ex-display models when buying laptops as you can get a pretty decent deal normally. I currently have £400 worth of HP which does everything I need and has the new intel graphics card which is a nice change from the days of laptops not having one. I would say though that my 8 year old Sony Vaio still works fine and has outlasted two interim HPs, as with everything in life you really do get what you pay for.

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