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advice on laptop for light use.

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by jcr, 9 Aug 2021.

  1. jcr

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    my partners laptop seems to be on its way out (graphics glitching). its about 7 years old, so probably time to replace.

    i know next to nothing about laptops, so seeking some advice.

    i have a desktop for gaming, laptop will be used for browsing/youtube/movies.

    im looking for something with a decent sized screen that i can enjoy movies on.

    thank you.
     
  2. Snapshot

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    Would something like this HP Pavilion fit the bill? AMD CPU so has decent on-board graphics. Might need a larger SSD but that's easy to do yourself with HP.
     
  3. dave28

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    Dell inspiron 15.6" can be bought for about 500.

    For movies though i find 17" laptops with screens that dont have anti reflection the best ( just stay away from windows )
     
  4. jcr

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    im leaning towards 17". current is 15" and im finding it a bit small.
    whats wrong with windows?
     
  5. Space Monkey

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    Think he means literal windows that you look out of as he recommended a shiny screen which will reflect lights etc...
     
  6. jcr

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    i had a look at the offerings on this site earlier. the cheapest 17" was nearly a grand. thats about double what im willing to pay.
    im guessing this is because they are gaming laptops?
     
  7. lltfdaniel

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    To be real to you,

    Up to £500 is very realistic for light use, when i say that i mean the hardware spec of the laptop will do the job but maybe not 17 inch screen unless you can find one.

    I don't know but have you consider chrome books unless you want a windows laptop.

    I know competitors are not allowed on these forums but using over clockers them self i quickly found this > https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-...-intel-i5-10300h-gaming-laptop-lt-2d6-ms.html and yes 15.6 inch screen

    I tried to find a non gaming laptop but nothing came close to 500 pounds on overlockers.co.uk.



    Dan.
     
    Last edited: 14 Aug 2021
  8. jcr

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    thank you for the advice Dan.
    to be honest, i know next to nothing about laptops. i dont even know what a chrome book is?
    im just after something for browsing and media, that will last me a few years.
    ive found Lenovo Legion laptops, with the same spec as the msi you linked, for around the same price. and people seem to rate them better.
    so maybe i will go down that route?.
     
  9. lltfdaniel

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    A chrome book basically is a smaller laptop with a chrome os basically anyways,

    For flexibility i would pick a windows laptop, but... maybe chrome os or chrome book,

    Yes go with whatever laptop it will do the job fine because i know that browser and media use requires minimal power from the laptop roughly and basically theoretical.

    If you just don't know it will be a safe bet to just go with a windows operating system on the laptop, so that lenovo laptop you say it will do the job, so i do recommend going down that route.
     
  10. jcr

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    thanks for the help.