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#1 sn0zb0z

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

Hi.

 

I'm looking for a new laptop and I'm hoping people can give me some suggestions on what's best to buy.

 

Windows is always crashing on me and I really dislike Windows 8. I've considered the Macbook Air but they're not exactly cheap and I believe if they go wrong it's hard/expensive to repair.

 

I want good quality hardware and a decent operating system (ideally something other than Windows).

 

I plan to use it for video editing and just general use (e.g. surfing the web, microsoft office etc).

 

I also really want a laptop that's (pretty) light.

 

I'd prefer it to be £700 or less, but £500 or less would be even better.

 

I'm happy to buy an Operating System and put that on (if it comes with Windows 8). I'd rather not be messing with the hardware though.

 

What laptop am I best off buying? Any suggestions?

 

Thanks.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:17 AM

Hi with a maximum budget of £700, you can get a pretty awesome laptop such as the HP ProBook 450 which consists of a i5 processor for your video editing tasks and your preference of Windows 7.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:50 PM

Hi with a maximum budget of £700, you can get a pretty awesome laptop such as the HP ProBook 450 which consists of a i5 processor for your video editing tasks and your preference of Windows 7.

 

Thanks. However, that's more than double the price of my current laptop which I bought years ago and the only difference is an ever so slightly faster processor (although I imagine that would be better than the one I have), 250GB extra harddrive space and 1GB extra RAM. Aside from the processor, it doesn't really seem worth it. I don't know how good the quality of the hardware is, but it's not a light laptop (I'm looking for less than 2KG weight).



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:15 AM

If you want a laptop with a good video editing quality ability you will be spending upwards of $450-$600. And of course there are exceptions but these are just the common numbers. 

 

This search listing on Newegg will give you an idea of what you will be looking at for the price you want. :) 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006740%20600004970%20600004968%20600003982&IsNodeId=1&name=Intel%20Core%20i7&PriceMin=300&PriceMax=595


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