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New laptop for <400


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#1 DrPips

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:05 PM

Hi all,

Looking to get a new laptop with a budget of 400 max. I went into Curry's today to see what they had and came up with these two.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-s3520-15-6-laptop-black-silver-10708146-pdt.html

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-np-s3511-a01uk-15-6-laptop-black-silver-09785382-pdt.html

I do like to play games, so the graphics are important, so mainly used for gaming, photo editing, watching films, and storage.

What do you think to the value on the two I've linked, and are there any better offers around?

Thanks,

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#2 DrPips

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:47 PM

Sorry, just seen the template.


My budget for the new computer is: 400

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?

Games, web browsing, Office apps, photo editing, watching videos, storing MP3s.

What software do you intend on using on the computer?

Games, Photoshop CS2, Office, Firefox

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?

As high end as I can, CoD style. Pretty much anything really.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?

Everything closed when paying a game, otherwise everything open.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?

Yes, and photos in RAW format, so around 100mb each.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:27 PM

The problem with this is that they have Intel HD graphics which isn't the best gaming graphics to use. The 2 suggestions you had, i would go with the first one because it has a newer and faster processor and has 4GB of ram.

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