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Laptop under £1000

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

I’m looking for a laptop. My budget is £1000 (in UK). I would like;

 

- At least an MX150 GPU, or anything better

- An IPS screen with good colour accuracy - I do a lot of photo editing

- Something relatively thin/not bulky, without a flashy design (ie. not a gaming-style laptop)

- 8GB RAM, i5 7/8000U, 256GB SSD (so far all laptops at that price point I have found have all of these)

 

I have done some research, but haven’t found anything that ticks all those boxes yet. Help would be nice.

 

Thanks

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New XPS 13.


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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Northgate Omnikey Ultra Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

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This is the one I have and it's great

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06VV992PY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

 

or if you can live with having 8GB less RAM, there is this one you might be able to upgrade it later (it'sprobably socketed)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-i7-7700HQ-Graphics-Windows-Leopard/dp/B074LMNWZB/ref=sr_1_10?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1511820090&sr=1-10


The owner of "too many" computers, called

The Lord of all Toasters (1920X 1080ti 32GB)

The Toasted Controller (i5 4670, R9 380, 24GB)

The Semi Portable Toastie machine (i7 3612QM (was an i3) intel HD 4000 16GB)'

Bread and Butter Pudding (i7 7700HQ, 1050ti, 16GB)

Pinoutbutter Sandwhich (raspberry pi 3 B)

The Portable Slice of Bread (N270, HAHAHA, 2GB)

Muffinator (C2D E6600, Geforce 8400, 6GB, 8X2TB HDD)

Toastbuster (WIP, should be cool)

loaf and let dough (A printer that doesn't print black ink)

The Cheese Toastie (C2D (of some sort), GTX 760, 3GB, win XP gaming machine)

The Toaster (C2D, intel HD, 4GB, 2X1TB NAS)

Matter of Loaf and death (some old shitty AMD laptop)

windybread (4X E5470, intel HD, 32GB ECC) (use coming soon, maybe)

And more, several more

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

New XPS 13.

Does not come with a discrete graphics card.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, chriscoolzap said:

Surface book might be a good option they are around $800 USD

Starts at £1,449 in the UK.

 

12 minutes ago, grimreeper132 said:

This is the one I have and it's great

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06VV992PY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

 

or if you can live with having 8GB less RAM, there is this one you might be able to upgrade it later (it'sprobably socketed)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-i7-7700HQ-Graphics-Windows-Leopard/dp/B074LMNWZB/ref=sr_1_10?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1511820090&sr=1-10

Thanks. The first one is a bit gamery but does look good.

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12 minutes ago, Bob Jim said:

Does not come with a discrete graphics card.

I thought it did. Watch Dave2D's video, maybe it was some Zenbook or something.


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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Northgate Omnikey Ultra Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

I like old-ass keyboards, Volvos, Thinkpads, and fountain pens.

 

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5 minutes ago, Bob Jim said:

Starts at £1,449 in the UK.

 

Thanks. The first one is a bit gamery but does look good.

yea it doesn't look as gamery in real life, mind it still is quite gamery. These CPUs are also better than the U ones as they are quad cores rather than dual, but yea. The battery life of the DELL is 6h when doing browsing/streaming the interwebs, and about 2-3h while gaming which is not bad in my opinion. As for the MSI it doesn't look as gamery and it looks like it's pretty good can't comment on the battery mind. Same with the screens the DELL might be TN, could be wrong you'd need to check and the MSI is an IPS screen and although too small on SSD fornt the HDD does make up for it


The owner of "too many" computers, called

The Lord of all Toasters (1920X 1080ti 32GB)

The Toasted Controller (i5 4670, R9 380, 24GB)

The Semi Portable Toastie machine (i7 3612QM (was an i3) intel HD 4000 16GB)'

Bread and Butter Pudding (i7 7700HQ, 1050ti, 16GB)

Pinoutbutter Sandwhich (raspberry pi 3 B)

The Portable Slice of Bread (N270, HAHAHA, 2GB)

Muffinator (C2D E6600, Geforce 8400, 6GB, 8X2TB HDD)

Toastbuster (WIP, should be cool)

loaf and let dough (A printer that doesn't print black ink)

The Cheese Toastie (C2D (of some sort), GTX 760, 3GB, win XP gaming machine)

The Toaster (C2D, intel HD, 4GB, 2X1TB NAS)

Matter of Loaf and death (some old shitty AMD laptop)

windybread (4X E5470, intel HD, 32GB ECC) (use coming soon, maybe)

And more, several more

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13 hours ago, grimreeper132 said:

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Dell Inspiron 7000 Gaming is good. MSI GP series laptops are generally mediocre

13 hours ago, kelvinhall05 said:

I thought it did. Watch Dave2D's video, maybe it was some Zenbook or something.

Zenbooks don't fit dGPU well. Higher inner and surface temps, more fan noise, slightly reduced battery life (it's still acceptable for a thin laptop)

 

OP, take a look at HP Spectre x360 15 inch, Lenovo Yoga 720 15 inch (performance laptop), Lenovo Ideapad 720S, Xiaomi Notebook Pro (if you don't mind the warranty issue) and Asus Zenbooks mentioned above. You can even consider Ryzen laptops like the new HP Envy x360


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