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June 21, 2012 6:56:01 PM

Can anyone recommend a laptop within the £500 - £600 range with no operating system installed and the best specifications possible for that price range? :) 

Thanks for any replies in advance. :D 

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June 23, 2012 10:10:25 AM

1. What is your budget?

£500 - £600

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

15" somewhere around there not too fussed as long as it isn't netbook size
3. What screen resolution do you want?
HD

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Both best spec for that £500 - £600 can buy

5. How much battery life do you need?
6 hours or more
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Not a must but medium would be good.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Photo-editing

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
500Gb or more
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
None, just reputable ones.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
A few years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD RW
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
Un-branded laptops..

13. What country do you live in?
UK
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
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June 23, 2012 10:18:05 AM

Sorry actualy could you give 2 suggestions if possible, but if you don't have the time don't worry just to the £500 - £600 budget please :)  But if you have the time I could you do a £1000 budget laptop please as well... :)  This is what i'm looking at for the £1000 budget : http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc...

Just wondering if there is a better deal than that.
a c 244 D Laptop
June 23, 2012 10:37:48 AM

For £500 - £600,it's basically impossible to find a gaming laptop.Lenovo G570 is a decent choice but has an integrated GPU.

As for the other laptop,I don't recommend Dell Inspiron series.They're well priced and have decent specs but the build quality isn't good at all.I recommend MSI GE60 instead
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=LT...
June 23, 2012 1:01:00 PM

I see that the spec isnt as good but what's so bad about the Dell Inspiron series build quality?
a c 244 D Laptop
June 23, 2012 1:13:19 PM

Build quality.It's simply terrible
June 23, 2012 2:13:29 PM

So do things break off easily? Flimsy etc?
a c 244 D Laptop
June 23, 2012 3:35:49 PM

Not easily but after few months/years of usage,it may not look as new.(At least,all the inspirons I've worked it suffered this issue),why don't you consider other options? such as the MSI model I posted about ?
June 23, 2012 5:19:37 PM

The specs aren't as good... and I treat my stuff well so I don't think the Dell would break.
June 23, 2012 7:31:19 PM

Well if your comparing the two.
People say three cores these days are good enough, but both are four core though one is i5 and one is i7.
One is a 660M with the other is 650M, of course the 660M is stronger
One has 750gb with 7200rpm while the other 1tb 5400rpm, but the 750gb give a free free recovery disk. Wouldn't expect that from much computer selling sites.
One is 15.6" and the other is 17.3" both 1080p, but if you have a tv/monitor that's bigger wouldn't matter at all.

I would go for the MSI GE60. If your looking for which would last longer, if your a casual gamer both would do. If your not a casual gamer and play at anytime your free, they wear out in like 2 years, but the 7200 rpm on the 750gb would keep the computer going longer than the 5400 over the years with all the increasing sizes of files.
June 23, 2012 8:39:01 PM

Okay Thanks every one!
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