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    Which laptop for Uni?

    I'll be going to uni in october so I'm changing to a laptop. I want something that is pretty much a desktop replacement, it doesn't need to be portable as I'll be given lecture notes so won't need it in lecture theatres. I'd ideally like 1080p, but it's not that important. The candidates are as follows:

    1. http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_...G_1053009.html
    The fastest, lightest, slimmest and cheapest but it's way below 1080p.

    2. http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_...V_1048691.html

    Also quick, and a nice large screen with much better speakers

    3. http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/194257...rlrefer=search

    The nicest of the three aesthetically, and although it's not 1080p it is a good resolution and has good speakers too.


    I suppose I want something that's very usable, and the keyboard on the asus which is very flexy is giving my concerns. I could take my monitor and speakers and keyboard to uni but that sort of defeats the point...
    It should last me a few years (probably about 5)... possibly I should just get an HP envy 17 as it fits the bill perfectly... sigh.

    Any other suggestions welcome!

    TIA, Nick.
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    Re: Which laptop for Uni?

    You planning to flog your desktop then?

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    Re: Which laptop for Uni?

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    You planning to flog your desktop then?
    Yup, can't be lugging it up and down all the time, we don't have a car.

    The HP envy 17 refurb just threw its hat into the ring... http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-env...ptlxr&istBid=t with a quidco 18% cashback deal at the moment it's under £750. Hmmmmmmm...
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