Another laptop hunt


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So my laptop's hard drive has failed for the second time in just over two years. Being out of warranty, I have decided to buy a new one instead of paying for the repair.
It was an HP Pavilion with 7th gen i5, 8gb ram and 1 tb hard drive (£629)
I don't necessarily mind going back to HP as I like the aesthetics and probably just got a dud.
I have seen two similar HPs here.

They have half the storage, but HDD's seem thin on rhe ground now.
I also like the Dell Inspiron 15, but a lot of people complain about overheating and poor speakers.

Any advice welcome.

What is your budget?
£700 max

What size laptop do you want?
(In terms of screen size)

Do you prefer a matte or glossy (reflective) screen?
No preference

What will you be using the laptop for?
Browsing, blu rays, streaming, photo editing

How long does the battery need to last?
6-7 hours

Does it need to be portable?

Do you require Blu-Ray?
Have an external drive

Do you require HDMI output?

Do you have a preferred brand?
Maybe HP Dell or Asus

Would you be happy with a refurbished laptop?

Any other details you feel necessary... Good viewing angles; Good quality speakers


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On a day to day basis, is there much difference between these configurations?

I5 8265U
NVida GTX 1050 3GB DDR
8GB Ram

i7 8565U
Intel Uhd 620
8GB Ram

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