Laptop or Desktop?
My budget for the new computer is:
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
- Writing Documents, PowerPoints, Essays, Web Browsing. Just your basic machine really
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
- Libre Office, Python, Chrome
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Whilst I do play games, this is just for working so, 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?
I close as many programs as I can. At the most, I'll have 2 or 3 tabs open in Chrome, A Python file being edited and Libre Office in the background. 4 GB of RAM is something I'd say is a minimum
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
No, only some text documents and the odd pictures.
Will you be overclocking?
- Hmmm. Laptop + Overclocking + £400
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
- The UK.
Do you need peripherals? OS?
- Provided it comes with OS, I'm fine.
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
- I never had a laptop in the first place
Would much like a decent battery life. Preferably in the realm of 8+ hours but will settle for 6+ hours seeing as I can charge it throughout the day. Just the convenience of being able to take it off the charger. As I don't use a lot of storage (even my current computer which I use for games has only 284 GB out of 1TB used), I'd much prefer a small, fast SSD over a larger but much slower HDD. Also would prefer it being completely new as opposed to being refurbished. I know I can buy stuff that is considerably better for the same price if it's refurbished but I'm still going to go for a weaker Laptop which is completely new.
Edited by Planemaster2, 01 October 2017 - 10:55 AM.