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18:37 Sat 22 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a newer laptop, my price range goes up to £450. I have the Samsung NP350V5C 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) (Intel Core i3 2370M 2.4GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, I'd like a newer and faster one.

Can anyone recommend one for me please?
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20:07 Sat 22 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a newer laptop, my price range goes up to £450. I have the Samsung NP350V5C 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) (Intel Core i3 2370M 2.4GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, I'd like a newer and faster one.

Can anyone recommend one for me please?


Get quite good deals here mate, I like one of the toshiba models myself but there a few good ones.

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/
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21:43 Sat 22 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a newer laptop, my price range goes up to £450. I have the Samsung NP350V5C 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) (Intel Core i3 2370M 2.4GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, I'd like a newer and faster one.

Can anyone recommend one for me please?


I think the one that you have now is pretty good. You can get faster than that, but eventually it will get progressively slower.
If I was you, I would buy a Solid State Drive. A SSD is a hard drive but it has no physical moving parts in it. It is basically just a huge chuck of circuit board that stores all your stuff on it and reads/writes much faster.
I don't know if these numbers mean much to you, but my SSD reads at 550Mb/s and writes at 510Mb/s. Whereas a HDD (a hard drive with moving parts) reads & writes at about 126Mb/s generally. So a SSD is sometimes 5 times faster.

If you got a SSD you'd need to reinstall your Operating System (Windows 7/Vista I presume). You would also need to replace your Hard Drive.
Here's a video explaining how:



There are a few downsides to having a SSD though. The only thing I can think of is the smaller disk space. They generally come in 80gb, 120gb, 240gb and 420+gb. With me I have an external hard drive as well as my SSD.

Here's a reliable SSD by the same manufacturer as mine. I find them very reliable: http://www.ebuyer.com/387080-sandisk-128gb-pulse-ssd-slim-sdssdp-128g-g25

I hope this helped a little bit
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21:55 Sat 22 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Yeah cheers flapjack, I will but one with a bigger screen, I have 15.6 atm so would like a white one 17.3".
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12:36 Tue 25 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Sony VAIO Fit 15 E Intel Core i5 Processor, 4Gb RAM, 750Gb Hard Drive, 15.5 inch Laptop - White

Any good?
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20:03 Tue 25 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
The ram is smaller, but the processor is better so i would say it's faster because the processor usually determines the speed
Deleted User
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10:55 Wed 26 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
I did know that, jeez went college when you were a baby lol
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10:58 Wed 26 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Acer V3-571G Intel Core i5 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb Hard Drive, 15.6 inch Laptop with Dedicated Graphics - Black -

Im torn between this one and the one above? Very tempted to go for this one, might go buy it tomorrow, so any feedback before then would be appreciated?
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07:51 Thu 27 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Would be helpful if you said the price of the said system to m8 ?
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13:19 Thu 27 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Would be helpful if you said the price of the said system to m8 ?


Acers £549, Sony £499. I'm looking in to the Acer one more.
one_for_all
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17:52 Thu 27 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
I have an acer, its bloody amazing!
dgeneratio
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21:55 Thu 27 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
I have an Acer PC, nothing special really although its crappy Vista (Dell was just as bad but that was great XP).

I don't know about specs so ill leave that to experts
one_for_all
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12:54 Sat 29 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
I have an Acer PC, nothing special really although its crappy Vista (Dell was just as bad but that was great XP).

I don't know about specs so ill leave that to experts

flapjack
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12:38 Sun 30 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
As I said before, steer clear of Toshiba and have one and its pure cack!

I did some reading a while ago about increasing the speed of laptops and flapjack's SSD description is right (based upon my research) and I was going to invest in one.

Stick with Sony and just increase the screen size, deffo look into the SSD thing though.
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10:23 Mon 1 Jul 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Ok yeah I will look into the SSD, Im probably going to go for the Acer one bigger hard drive and larger RAM, also the one I have atm doesn't really have any super graphics so the Acer has dedicated graphics. Maybe buying a white laptops not the greatest of ideas too considering I smoke would turn yellow lol after a while.
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01:33 Tue 2 Jul 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Would be helpful if you said the price of the said system to m8 ?


Acers £549, Sony £499. I'm looking in to the Acer one more.


and you wrote £450 for why ya eejit?????? Pfffft :s
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01:34 Tue 2 Jul 13 (BST)  [Link]  
£450? what you on about? My price range has increased, lol
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01:37 Tue 2 Jul 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a newer laptop, my price range goes up to £450. I have the Samsung NP350V5C 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) (Intel Core i3 2370M 2.4GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, I'd like a newer and faster one.

Can anyone recommend one for me please?


do i need to say any more?????
Deleted User
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01:38 Tue 2 Jul 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a newer laptop, my price range goes up to £450. I have the Samsung NP350V5C 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) (Intel Core i3 2370M 2.4GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, I'd like a newer and faster one.

Can anyone recommend one for me please?


do i need to say any more?????


That little piggy bank just got bigger lol
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