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#1 Zolly

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

Hello,

I just want to ask advice on the kind of laptop I should be looking at. Its main use will be internet the odd email and word no games and just general home stuff, no major apps that take up loads of CPU power and disc space. Due to this I only need a budget Laptop (the reason I am looking is I run an XP machine) and need to get with the 00's and look at Win 7/8 as my work place is about to change to win7 but some users have Win 8 (my job will be to support these users)

So I was thinking of Samsung and Toshiba as brands but what in your opinion should I be looking at spec/model wise the budget would be around the 350 mark Max, mainly because I wont really use it all that much. I suppose I will mainly play with it (and break it) and then try to figure out how to put it back together.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

Hi,

1. look at the screen size
2. Windows 8? Get a touchscreen model, You will be happier.
Note: None of the cheap ones with Windows 8 will have a touchscreen.
3. Look at the memory.
4. Try the keyboard, they don't all feel the same. I like one with a number keypad on the right side for number entry.
5. Make sure the Laptop comes with a optical drive, The thin light ones may not. You need a external drive for them. I made sure I got one with my ASUS.

At first I didn't like Windows 8, but it has so many nifty features that now I'm on the fence.

I've worked on many brands in the past at a Authorized Service Provider for Toshiba and Lenovo.

I wouldn't be afraid of those brands nor Dell, Acer, New HPs.

Good Luck
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