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    Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    As per title, my parents 6 year old laptop is on the way out, so I am looking for a replacement for them.

    It will see a lot of regular use, but mainly; internet browsing, documents, video watching, youtube etc - but nothing more 'heavy' then that.

    Looking for 15" screen, and some internals that will still be keeping up with basic tasks in 4-6 years time.

    Must have SSD, has anyone seen any good deals about?

    Thanks

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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    The Zen2 based laptops are starting to enter retail now - I would try and wait for more of those. The IdeaPad 5 15 is one of the first to use a Zen2 CPU and there was a very good deal on them a few weeks ago,which you missed out on!


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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    I was looking for something similar for my inlaws. I was eyeing up this one. I liked the 4c/8t Ryzen 3500U that will last them a long while, and that it comes with a m.2 SSD and some 1TB spinning rust for additional storage. The Vega 8 iGPU will do them just fine too, on the 1080p 15" panel.

    Has Windows Hello which makes things simpler for the in-laws, OK number and type of ports: https://www.asus.com/uk/Laptops/ASUS...ook-15-X512DA/

    https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus...1t/version.asp

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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    Thanks for the posts both.

    CAT-THE-FIFTH, have you got a link to that expire deal?

    MagicWok - Thanks for that, that was a laptop I have bookmarked as a potential option! It is one of the favorites, but the colour will not go down well with my folks!

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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andeh13 View Post
    Thanks for the posts both.

    CAT-THE-FIFTH, have you got a link to that expire deal?

    MagicWok - Thanks for that, that was a laptop I have bookmarked as a potential option! It is one of the favorites, but the colour will not go down well with my folks!
    I know it comes in other colours - a dark grey and silver one being more muted if that's more appealing.

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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    I haven't seen any at that price, with the 1TB HDD in anywhere else?

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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andeh13 View Post
    Thanks for the posts both.

    CAT-THE-FIFTH, have you got a link to that expire deal?

    MagicWok - Thanks for that, that was a laptop I have bookmarked as a potential option! It is one of the favorites, but the colour will not go down well with my folks!
    Here:
    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/len...letter-3447308


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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    Not sure if you managed to find anything but this popped up on HUKD

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/15-6in-ryzen-...04107368046900

    £430 with 15* IPS Full HD, 3500U, 8GB DDR4, 512gb SSD

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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    HP laptops do really good audio.

    I'd look there for i3, 256gb ssd, 1080p screen minimum.

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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasp View Post
    Not sure if you managed to find anything but this popped up on HUKD



    £430 with 15* IPS Full HD, 3500U, 8GB DDR4, 512gb SSD
    This seems like an awesome deal... I'm trying to find the catch... but can't... I am also looking for a laptop for my mum at the moment, who's WFH and requires a computer to work from but only has a 10 year old laptop to work from currently... (don't get me started on why her work isn't providing her with one).

    Anyone got any experience with this brand?

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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    Thanks guys! Their old laptop started working again, and despite being 7 years old(!!) they insist on using it until it dies. Fortunately they have everything backed up, so when it does die no biggie.

    It does mean I am keeping an eye on good deals, so that when the phone call does arrive, I have something options/ideas as to what I can expect to get them.

    I would be VERY grateful for the continue posting of any deals that catch peoples eye? - That Aldi deal was fantastic!!

    Many thanks all

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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andeh13 View Post
    Thanks guys! Their old laptop started working again, and despite being 7 years old(!!) they insist on using it until it dies. Fortunately they have everything backed up, so when it does die no biggie.

    It does mean I am keeping an eye on good deals, so that when the phone call does arrive, I have something options/ideas as to what I can expect to get them.

    I would be VERY grateful for the continue posting of any deals that catch peoples eye? - That Aldi deal was fantastic!!

    Many thanks all

    It's still available,but I would say the Zen2 based Renoir APUs are a really big improvement overall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    It's still available,but I would say the Zen2 based Renoir APUs are a really big improvement overall.
    Aldi's site say out of stock!

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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

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    Aldi's site say out of stock!
    This looks a very good deal:
    https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...pper+Deals+Ltd


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    There seems to be a Ryzen 4000 deal from Lenovo:
    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ide...attery-3494626


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    Re: Laptop for Parents - £450 ish budget?

    https://www.ebuyer.com/947189-asus-m...p-m509da-bq349

    There are others on ebuyer. very good price. like one from lenovo

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