Help me choose a laptop

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Intel Inside, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Intel Inside macrumors 6502

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?

    -Under £600

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    -Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen

    3) Where will you buying this notebook?

    -UK (England)

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

    -Like: Apple, Lenovo, HP
    -Dislike: Dell, Toshiba


    5) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?

    -Web tasks, MS Office, Music/Spotify

    6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

    -Both

    7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games or types of games?

    -No Games

    8) How many hours of battery life do you need?

    -4+

    9) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?

    -Prefer to see it first

    10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.

    -No Pref.

    Screen Specifics

    11) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?

    -No Pref.

    Build Quality and Design

    12) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    -Quite important, but build quality is also equally important

    13) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?

    -September '09, 3 Years

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need; 80GB to 500GB? Do you want a SSD drive?

    250Gb +

    16) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?

    -Not a deciding factor, but it would be nice to have

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    Based on the above which Note/netbooks would you recommend for me? Thank You! :)
     
  2. G.T. macrumors 6502a

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  3. Intel Inside thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey, thank you for the effort, but i would prefer to buy new. On Hp's website there wasn't much, but on Lenovo's website i found the Ideapad u350. Does anyone have any experiences with the u350?
     
  4. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    You could get a refurb Macbook for 100 more area I think it would be worth it.
     

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