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Old 14-09-2019, 05:30 PM   #1
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So Mrs Davies20 has just set up her own small business & would like a laptop to sort out all related tasks, Invoices, pictures etc.

We have around £500 to spend & would obviously like the best value for money.

Ideally we would like an SSD of reasonable capacity. A good dose of RAM i think for quick boots & just generally future proof as it can be. Had good experiences in the past with Dell but thought i'd best ask the DW experts first

Thanks for any help
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Old 14-09-2019, 07:58 PM   #2
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I would get a Dell but most come with small SSDs.

This Acer has decent spec, can get it cheaper if you go through TopCashBack 1%

512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
https://www.box.co.uk/NX.EFREK.015-A...5_2612003.html

128GB SSD + 1tb HDD (TCB 2.02%)
https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/-nx..../version.asp#/
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Old 14-09-2019, 08:23 PM   #3
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HP has normally good deals
For that budget you probably get an SSD with 256gb, what in most cases is enough (if you don’t store films etc)
Lenovo makes a good quality laptop, I good previously good deals with John Lewis and PCworld
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Old 14-09-2019, 08:35 PM   #4
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worst i have had is lenovo. Dell/HP have been good.

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I would get a Dell but most come with small SSDs.

This Acer has decent spec, can get it cheaper if you go through TopCashBack 1%

512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
https://www.box.co.uk/NX.EFREK.015-A...5_2612003.html

128GB SSD + 1tb HDD (TCB 2.02%)
https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/-nx..../version.asp#/
Cheers bud. These look pretty good. Second one looks ideal with having the optional 500gb HDD too. Although the price is inclusive of trade in i think??

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HP has normally good deals
For that budget you probably get an SSD with 256gb, what in most cases is enough (if you don’t store films etc)
Lenovo makes a good quality laptop, I good previously good deals with John Lewis and PCworld
That surprising. I had tried to stay away from 'Major' companies as i assumed they would be flogging on alot of overpriced/ Marked up rubbish!

If you have any links to any suggested machines id be very grateful
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Old 15-09-2019, 08:22 AM   #6
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Lenovo of Fujitsu most reliable and build better than dell, HP avoid acer,

something like this would be more than enough speed wise, but depends what you call a lot of pics, https://www.ebuyer.com/818879-lenovo...top-81ax00aruk

we will get ones with mechanical drives and the replace them with samsung SSD's, sometimes works out cheaper too, faster and the best drives available

best thing to do with any new laptop is wipe it completely and instal just a fresh Windows 10, it will be quicker and gain a lot of space back
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Agree with HP laptops as reasonable budget for the spec and acceptable overall quality, acer I found a little too cheaply made, sony hasn't been mentioned as mine still works from 2001 with merc diagnostics on it
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I've found Asus briliant laptops and well priced for the spec also.

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I’ve been buying the Dell XOS range for a number of years now and have been very happy, however they are expensive! All with SSDs, fast processors, great build quality, lowish weight, very good screens and excellent battery life. They are great if you need to take your laptop out and about. If it will only need to stay at home they also have a more traditional “standard” business range that is a lot cheaper, but sharing some of the main key features (SSDs etc).

I’ve also bought the odd model from the Dell refurb store, with some decent discount compared to new, and often with a free extended warranty. The only issue is that stock there ives very quickly, so sometimes you go to the store and there is little to choose, other tones they have a sudden glut of machines but they can sell out very quickly too!
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