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    Best Laptop for £1000

    Hello,
    I purchased a Macbook Pro about 5 months ago (which I haven't got on with at all) so have decided to sell it. I've been looking around at resale values and think I can get in the region of £1000 for it (due to its immaculate condition, spec and 2 1/2 year warranty left).

    As I'm selling it I'll be looking to buy a Windows laptop for around £1k, I've been out of the loop on laptops for a while so I'm not sure where to look or what to go for.
    So far the Dell Studio XPS 13, Samsung X360 (a little underpowered?) or the Sony Z Series have caught my eye (however the latter does seem expensive for the spec).

    I'll be using the laptop for Uni work, listening to music, browsing the web etc, so nothing too strenuous. I'd prefer a light weight laptop to carry around with me to be honest and something that doesn’t look tacky with flashing lights and yards of plastic on the thing!
    Would anyone be kind enough to share their knowledge on a decent laptop for around this figure?

    Cheers

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    Re: Best Laptop for £1000

    You've picked two of my favourites there, the studio 13 and Z series and quite rightly pointed out the Z is over priced (by some margin).

    If it was still between the XPS M1330 and Z I'd be more torn (I went for the dell) but with the studio 13 it's an easy choice. That has the spec advantage, warranty advantage (by a long way.. sony are awful) and still has decent looks, though nothing is quite as sexy as the Z series.

    Sony's actual rival for the dell is the Vaio SR, which has the standard 16:10 aspect ratio and slightly worse (I think) graphics.

    So anyway, easy choice for me for flexability of spec, cost, warranty and quality it has to be the dell

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    Re: Best Laptop for £1000

    Thanks for the reply...I was very tempted by the Dell but caved when I got to play with the Sony in a Sony centre!

    I'm really happy with the laptop, even though it's minute it's big enough to accomplish the tasks I need to do on it!

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    Re: Best Laptop for £1000

    lol, make you sure you uninstall all the turdware that comes with Vaios, especially Norton.

    <3 Vaio

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    Re: Best Laptop for £1000

    You might want to look at this or put it in your short list.

    http://technoworld.com/Lenovo_ThinkP...5/product.aspx

    Used to be IBM thinkpads until IBM pulled out of the home PC market. Not used one myself, but I have seen a couple in use and they seem quite good.
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    Re: Best Laptop for £1000

    If this is for Word Processing, browsing and listening to music I see no need to spend &#163;1000! If I was a poor student I'd sell up the macbook, buy the cheapest 12" - 13" lappy I could find (Should be ~ &#163;600) which will be absolutely fine for the general kind of stuff you're doing (how about a HP dv2 for &#163;500, for example?), and pocket the change which would buy me a term's worth of beer and kebabs! Just my opinion, of course

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    Re: Best Laptop for £1000

    Well typing from my M1330, I'm a little jealous of your Z

    You might consider some sort of extended warranty on it if it has the basic one year. It's a lot of laptop to risk with a basic 1 year warranty, it will be seriously expensive to get fixed if anything breaks.

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    Re: Best Laptop for £1000

    if you get a sony the first thing you should do is unistall all the rubbish they put on it...

    like sony movie makers and stuff like that

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    Re: Best Laptop for £1000

    The laptop has a 2 year RTB warranty on it, although I do need to register it within the next 20 days though!
    The crapware on their was the first thing that came off, McAfee, really?!

    I was thinking of getting a good value for money laptop, in the 600 - 700 region but I knew i'd never be happy with it and would have always wanted the Sony...so that's what I got!

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    Re: Best Laptop for £1000

    Quote Originally Posted by bindo View Post
    Hello,
    I purchased a Macbook Pro about 5 months ago (which I haven't got on with at all) so have decided to sell it. I've been looking around at resale values and think I can get in the region of &#163;1000 for it (due to its immaculate condition, spec and 2 1/2 year warranty left).

    As I'm selling it I'll be looking to buy a Windows laptop for around &#163;1k, I've been out of the loop on laptops for a while so I'm not sure where to look or what to go for.
    So far the Dell Studio XPS 13, Samsung X360 (a little underpowered?) or the Sony Z Series have caught my eye (however the latter does seem expensive for the spec).

    I'll be using the laptop for Uni work, listening to music, browsing the web etc, so nothing too strenuous. I'd prefer a light weight laptop to carry around with me to be honest and something that doesn’t look tacky with flashing lights and yards of plastic on the thing!
    Would anyone be kind enough to share their knowledge on a decent laptop for around this figure?

    Cheers

    No Sony. Anything but sony. Don't get me wrong, I love the company. In fact, I buy a lot of their products, but absolutely hate and despise their laptop series; I see nothing more than a standard computer with their logo, but priced at a much higher rate.

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    you bought the sony already?! Okay. seriously. am I missing something or am I correct when I stand firm that the only difference between the sony laptops and the rest is the design and the crappy extra programs they supply their computers with? Isn't that the only difference?
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