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#1 xXToffeeXx

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:43 AM

Hi, I hope you guys can help me. My friend wants a new computer, and I'm wondering if you had any good suggestions?

 

My budget for the new computer is: From £250-£300, so that's about $380-$455.

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Web browsing and occasionally writing documents.

What software do you intend on using on the computer? Basics like an Anti-virus e.c.t.

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? No

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? Would roughly have about 4 open at any one time, 2 browser tabs open

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? No, she uses Cloud storage at the moment.

 

It should have suitable enough CPU that it only uses about 0-15% whilist idling. Thank you

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:22 AM

The Lenovo G580 provides adequate CPU performance for web browsing and document writing while having all of the basic features like WIFI, Bluetooth and webcam.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 08:55 AM

Thanks for the advice, I'll pass it over to my friend.

 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

When it comes to laptops that are not for gaming, my choices would be between MacbookHP laptops or Toshiba Laptops. However your budget is really low for this devices so you might as well go for Acer or Asus laptops with i3 processors. There are lots of Acer Aspire laptops around $400 in Newegg so you should advice your friend to look for those online because he could save a lot.






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