Question Looking for a new £500'ish laptop

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  1. broona

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    I'm looking at getting a new laptop, I'd prefer 8th gen i5 8250U/i7 8550U, at least 250gb SSD (NVME if possible), decent 1080P screen, and half decent battery life, any recommendations please?

    What is your budget?
    Around £500

    What size laptop do you want?
    15"

    Do you have resolution requirements?
    1080P

    Do you prefer a matte or glossy (reflective) screen?
    Either or, still love the gloss screen on my old Dell XPS 15 though

    What will you be using the laptop for?
    Mostly browsing

    How long does the battery need to last?
    Ideally 4hrs+

    Does it need to be portable?
    No

    Do you have a preferred brand?
    Dell have served me well so far

    Would you be happy with a refurbished laptop?
    My current Dell is from the outlet
     
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    I've just ordered a Dell 5570 with the following spec from their outlet for £350 delivered, not exactly what I was looking for, but it should be fine once I add a 250gb NVME SSD drive :-

    • Certified Refurbished
    • Inspiron 15 - 5570
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-8250U (Quad Core, up to 3.40 GHz, 6MB Cache, 15W)
    • Windows 10 Home (64bit)
    • 8GB (1x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Non-ECC
    • 1 TB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
    • Intel HD Graphics
    • Software
    • Dell Wireless 1810 Card (802.11AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1)
    • LCD Back Cover - Platinum Silver (Non Touch)
    • Palmrest With Finger Print Reader
    • Primary 3-cell 42W/HR Battery
    • 15.6 Inch FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
    • Internal UK/Irish Keyboard
     

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