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Budget (£300-ish) laptop recommendations.

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by Clutch, 25 Aug 2021.

  1. Clutch

    Associate

    Joined: 29 Oct 2020

    Posts: 3

    Hello,

    I have used chromebooks over the last few years, as they have suited my needs. However, I am about to start a new job where a windows laptop is mandatory.

    The laptop won't have to be running anything really taxing. The minimum spec need is windows 10 and 4 gig of ram. So, again nothing special.

    I just need something that will last, have a decent sized screen and wont cost a fortune. Hopefully I can get away with spending £300-ish (could go a bit more, if there is something worth the money).

    Would be really grateful for any suggestions or advice.

    Thanks
     
  2. dave28

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,336

    acer aspire 3 look ok but im having a very hard time finding any laptops for 300 and many seem to have windows 10 "S" which i dont like the sound of myself.
     
  3. Clutch

    Associate

    Joined: 29 Oct 2020

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    Thanks for the reply,

    Yes i had seen a few laptops ran windows 10 S.... But I couldn't really work out how it was different from standard windows 10?

    I might be able to stretch a bit further to £400, if there really isn't anything out there.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. dave28

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,336

    400 would give alot more options, loads of laptops about between 350 and 400
     
  5. marms

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Nov 2005

    Posts: 366

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Windows 10 S mode can only install programs from the Windows store, S mode can be disabled and it becomes normal Windows 10 home.
     
  6. [email protected]

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Nov 2008

    Posts: 28,064

    I was going to go for one of the more expensive ones but now I'm also looking for something along similar lines. Mine will be required to run some light/moderate design workloads, so maybe ~500 - 750, e.g. 6 core CPU/8 - 16GB memory. I hear quite good things about some of the Acer units.

    Out of interest, is it really worth paying for an extra warranty?
     
    Last edited: 14 Sep 2021