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UK Pounds- New laptop for parents

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So today I got asked by my parents to find them a new laptop. They complain that their current 2009 one is too old.

What I'm looking for is

  • under £300,
  • intel core i3
  • SSD (doesnt need to have lots of space)
  • Windows 10 (can upgrade from 8 if needed)
  • 4GB+ RAM

They use the laptop once or twice a week for word processing, emails, internet stuff you can't do on an iPad and mainly iTunes

 

Any recommendations?

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2 minutes ago, Snorman01 said:

So today I got asked by my parents to find them a new laptop. They complain that their current 2009 one is too old.

What I'm looking for is

  • under £400,
  • intel core i3/i5
  • SSD (doesnt need to have lots of space)
  • Windows 10 (can upgrade from 8 if needed)
  • 4GB+ RAM

They use the laptop once or twice a week for word processing, emails, internet stuff you can't do on an iPad and mainly iTunes

 

Any recommendations?

Why SSD? And you only need an i3 with 4GB RAM for that sort of stuff.


Main Gaming Rig:

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Core i7-4770, Cryorig M9i Cooler, ASUS B85M GAMER, 8GB HyperX Fury Red 2x4GB 1866MHz, KFA2 GTX 970 Infin8 Black Edition "4GB", 1TB Seagate SSHD, 256GB Crucial m4 SSD, 60GB Corsair SSD for Kerbal and game servers, Thermaltake Core V21 Case, EVGA SuperNOVA 650W G2.

Secondary PC:

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i5-2500k OCed, Raijintek Themis, Intel Z77GA-70K, 8GB HyperX Genesis in grey, GTX 750 Ti, Gamemax Falcon case.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, NinjaJc01 said:

Why SSD? And you only need an i3 with 4GB RAM for that sort of stuff.

They requested fast boot and load times

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3 minutes ago, Snorman01 said:

So today I got asked by my parents to find them a new laptop. They complain that their current 2009 one is too old.

What I'm looking for is

  • under £400,
  • intel core i3/i5
  • SSD (doesnt need to have lots of space)
  • Windows 10 (can upgrade from 8 if needed)
  • 4GB+ RAM

They use the laptop once or twice a week for word processing, emails, internet stuff you can't do on an iPad and mainly iTunes

 

Any recommendations?

So a four hundred pound laptop to send emails. righttttt..


  • CPU: AMD athlon  860k
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A58M-HD2
  • RAM:2x4gb HyperX Fury
  • GPU: XFX R9 380 4gb
  • Case: NXZT S340
  • PSU: EVGA 650G
  • Display: BenQ GL2460HM
  • Cooling: Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard: Corsair k60 
  • Mouse: Steelseries Rival 300 (white
  • Sound Logitech g430
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64bit
     
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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, KearneyMC said:

So a four hundred pound laptop to send emails. righttttt..

That's the budget! I'm looking for any suggestions under 300 would be preferable

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3 minutes ago, Snorman01 said:

They requested fast boot and load times

HDDs are good enough. My 2009 Core 2 Duo laptop boots faster into 10 from an HDD than my windows 7 which is on an SSD.


Main Gaming Rig:

Spoiler

Core i7-4770, Cryorig M9i Cooler, ASUS B85M GAMER, 8GB HyperX Fury Red 2x4GB 1866MHz, KFA2 GTX 970 Infin8 Black Edition "4GB", 1TB Seagate SSHD, 256GB Crucial m4 SSD, 60GB Corsair SSD for Kerbal and game servers, Thermaltake Core V21 Case, EVGA SuperNOVA 650W G2.

Secondary PC:

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i5-2500k OCed, Raijintek Themis, Intel Z77GA-70K, 8GB HyperX Genesis in grey, GTX 750 Ti, Gamemax Falcon case.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, scobie56 said:

Chrome book?? if they only need word and to check emails then this option would be good

Would like windows ideally

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If they're just doing very basic stuff, try to get a used business class laptop like a thinkpad, latitude, or an elitebook. They are the easiest to customize and very cheap. 


 

CPU - FX 8350 @ 4.4GHZ GPU - MSI GTX 760 OC Mobo - M5A99FX Pro R2.0 RAM - Crucial Ballistix 16GB @ 1600 PSU - Corsair CX600M CPU Cooler - Hyper 212 EVO Storage - Samsung EVO 250GB, WD Blue 1TB

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PC - NZXT 340 Black, Intel i7 6900k, Artic Alpine 11 Pro Cooler, 16GB Corsair DDR 4 2133mhz, Asus H170 Pro Gaming , Gigabyte 1080 OC Windforce, Samsung 250GB EVO, 1TB WD Black.

 

Mac - 1.4ghz i5, 4GB DDR3 1600mhz, Intel HD 5000.  

 

Endlessly wishing for a BBQ in space.

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3 minutes ago, DarkEnergy said:

If they're just doing very basic stuff, try to get a used business class laptop like a thinkpad, latitude, or an elitebook. They are the easiest to customize and very cheap. 

This, just reinstall the OS onto an SSD.


Main Gaming Rig:

Spoiler

Core i7-4770, Cryorig M9i Cooler, ASUS B85M GAMER, 8GB HyperX Fury Red 2x4GB 1866MHz, KFA2 GTX 970 Infin8 Black Edition "4GB", 1TB Seagate SSHD, 256GB Crucial m4 SSD, 60GB Corsair SSD for Kerbal and game servers, Thermaltake Core V21 Case, EVGA SuperNOVA 650W G2.

Secondary PC:

Spoiler

i5-2500k OCed, Raijintek Themis, Intel Z77GA-70K, 8GB HyperX Genesis in grey, GTX 750 Ti, Gamemax Falcon case.

 

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1 minute ago, Snorman01 said:

Any on amazon? I'm looking for like a HP/Asus no hassal

You won't get trouble with Scan, I have used them for over 10years, and NEVER had an issue.  I just had them send a new PSU to my door, and a courier to collect, and had perfect dialogue with them on every step of the way, even down to booking the courier in the afternoon to collect the old PSU unit.


PC - NZXT 340 Black, Intel i7 6900k, Artic Alpine 11 Pro Cooler, 16GB Corsair DDR 4 2133mhz, Asus H170 Pro Gaming , Gigabyte 1080 OC Windforce, Samsung 250GB EVO, 1TB WD Black.

 

Mac - 1.4ghz i5, 4GB DDR3 1600mhz, Intel HD 5000.  

 

Endlessly wishing for a BBQ in space.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Kierax said:

Thanks! First one is to overkill.

I could really do with the SSD

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PC - NZXT 340 Black, Intel i7 6900k, Artic Alpine 11 Pro Cooler, 16GB Corsair DDR 4 2133mhz, Asus H170 Pro Gaming , Gigabyte 1080 OC Windforce, Samsung 250GB EVO, 1TB WD Black.

 

Mac - 1.4ghz i5, 4GB DDR3 1600mhz, Intel HD 5000.  

 

Endlessly wishing for a BBQ in space.

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