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Discussion in 'Computers' started by Munchie, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Looks a good spec, good make.

    5h battery not brilliant but no doubt will do.

    Not sure about touch screen though. You know the problem of finger marks by now, do you want those fingerprints on a laptop.

    You could spend half as much and get the same computing power and since it's for a MH that's half as much grief if it gets dropped or stolen.
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    i5 with 8 gig RAM? show me please! :thumb:
     
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    Hi,
    Although I'm not a computer expert, I think you can do a lot better at a lower price.
    My experiance of P.C. World is that they can easily be beaten on price by going else where.
    If I was to buy a new Lap Top I would first google best lap top 2013 or something similer. Which magazine are very good and for a small outlay you will get a very good independent review.
    If money is not an issue, it's got to be a Mac. My L.T. is a dell Studio. Not the best L.T's but I find them quite robust.

    It's a bit of a minefield out there now, especially with the palm tops making a big impact in the market place. A good time to buy a L.T. I think, as prices will be down.
     
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    Asus are good machines.

    As I posted Here the other day on Soggy's thread I've had one of the same overall family for nearly a year and been very pleased with it. I very rarely use the touch screen as I prefer the keyboard and mobile mouse but there wasn't an option to have the machine without it - makes no odds really.

    The HP laptop I use at home has a Core i5-3210M processor and is plenty fast enough, but so is the i3 processor in the Vivobook.

    I've always liked Acer laptops as well (they used to build the Thinkpads for IBM). If you don't need such a large hard drive and memory (adding extra memory is normally easy) then you might consider the Acer Aspire E1-570 or the HP Pavilion 15-e078sa which are a fair bit cheaper.

    If I'm looking for a new machine I normally go into PC World and play with the display models to compare them.
     
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    You've got me there. I should have said enough computing power :Sad:

    The PCW prices are pretty hot, dearer on ebay.

    The model below, same screen size is as close as I can get quickly....

    ASUS X551CA-SX024H 15.6" £329
     
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    So do I Graham then look for best price. Steph has an Acer and I have to say I am impressed with it. :thumb:
     
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    I am impressed by the spec Ken.

    Looks good to me...

    8 gigs of RAM !

    I've only got 3 on my phablet.

    What's Windows 8 like?

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    It really depends what you want to use it for.
     
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    I bought both my home laptop and the van Vivobook in the sales at PC World after last Christmas. It could be worth waiting until then as the prices are likely to be lower.
     
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    Also I want one with an optical drive for installing my software without farting about with a separate unit. :RollEyes:
     
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    I like Windows 8 but I do have my machines set up to run more in classic fashion. The tiles screen comes up when the machines are switched on but I just click on the Desktop tile and work from the shortcuts I've placed there. As yet I haven't bothered changing to 8.1 as I haven't felt the need.

    Windows 7 is OK as well.

    The secret with all OSs is really having a machine which has sufficient power to cope with the demands of the OS and the software you want to run. If a phablet with 3 Gig does the job then why bother with anything else?
     
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    I've got an external DVD writer which I bought when I had my first (Acer) netbook but it is hardly ever used. Installing software on the subsequent netbook and Vivobook was a 1-off exercise so not much of a fart about.
     
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    Thanks for the replies I do value them since he who lives on a hill put me onto the Nexus rather than the Kindle :BigGrin:
     
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    I am a funny bugger when it comes to computers (quiet at the back you lot)
    I wish I had a pound for everyone I know who bought a machine just up to the job then a month later were whinging about how slow it was or somesuch. so I always go for the best in my (Steph's) budget. :Smile:
     
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    That was not a computer decision but political. The Kindle would be like Apple, geared to taking money off you and steering it to Amazon. I think.
     
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    I am also a fan of Dell laptops. My current one is 7 years old or more and still going strong.

    I would never never never buy from PCWorld or any part of the Dixons Store Group (DSG) though.
     
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