Laptop for an Art Student

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    What is your budget? £400

    What size laptop do you want? 15-16inch

    Do you have resolution requirements? HD atleast

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

    What will you be using the laptop for? Browsing, Word Processing, Web/Graphic Design

    Does it need to be portable? Taking to Uni etc

    Do you require Blu-Ray? NO

    Do you require HDMI output? Not really but would be good

    Do you have a preferred brand? No

    Are there brands you would prefer to avoid? No

    Would you be happy with a refurbished laptop? No

    Any other details you feel necessary... Webcam, massive HDD

    any ideas?

    First few i come across was

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_G580_1256836.html
    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Packard_Bell_EasyNote_TK87_1273286.html
     
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    The Lenovo is about as good as it get for £400 - it has a current 3rd gen i5 CPU, the other one is terrible, it has a 1st gen i3 CPU!.
    At around £400 an i5 is about as good as it gets, or you can sometimes get an i3 with dedicated graphics at that price too, but that probably wouldn't be much use to you unless you play games.

    That website tends to have some of the best deals around so you are looking in the right place, dell outlet is ok too but the are refurbished
     
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    Excellent, what about any ootential issues with lenovo? I always thought they were a decent brand but others dont seem convinced when you do a search.
     
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    Any laptop meets your requirements, so pick one you like, check a couple of reviews to make sure it's got nothing obviously wrong with it, and buy it. At <£400 they're all similar sorts of machines.
     
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    Cheers mate. I think I'm sorted now and gonna go for the Toshiba
     
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    Me again, i was about to purchase this toshiba but come across this just now.

    http://h20386.www2.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=ECC_BUNDLE_3573185&opt=&sel=PCNB&lay=uk

    I can get the laptop, printer and extended warranty for £391 using a 20% discount code.

    Now, the A8 4500m chip scores well, and seen as she is not going to be gaming but more internet, coursework, possibly photoshop? the HP will be more then capable right? There is also the potential 15% quidco!!

    Can anyone advise how it compares to the toshiba, more importantly an i5 based laptop

    thanks alot
     

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