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New Laptop or New PC?

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2008/05/15 17:02:09 (permalink)

New Laptop or New PC?

For all you techie people out there, need some guidance to buy a computer.

First question is should I go for a PC or Laptop. I am inclined for a laptop due to space concerns and mainly because I think majority of laptops now are as good as PCs for what I want of them.

My main uses will be:
- Standard Office Applications
- Internet Usage
- Downloads
- Storage of pictures, files, etc.
- Might want to add a photography package in the future

What do I need to look out for in terms of RAM, GB and all the other stuff that I use day to day but dont have a clue what they are. Also want it to be fast in terms of using multi applications.

Price Range, as cheap as possible off course, but reckon can stretch it up to £750 at this stage (Will have to buy a good printer and other bits and bobs as well)

Thanks guys and girls.
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    RE: New Laptop or New PC? 2008/05/15 17:14:24 (permalink)
    For your uses, i would say a laptop is the way to go. However, laptops are harder to upgrade as their components are very specific, though i think more modern ones are better in this respect. One of the main concerns anyone buying a new computer should have is the longevity - upgrade potential - you dont wanna be forking out again in a few years.

    Hard drive size depends entirely on your usage. I download heavily (legally ) so i have a 500gb drive with room to add more. I would suggest minimum would be 250gb.

    RAM depends whether you want to use windows vista or windows xp. Windows vista is more RAM heavy but has a much improved interface, especially for pictures, files etc like you said
    "Also want it to be fast in terms of using multi applications." - relates directly to RAM, so 2GB would put you in good stead, i imagine.

    Theres some cheap core 2 duo systems out which would again enhance the computers ability to do things simultaneously, as well as put you in good stead for the future.

    The fact that you may want to use photography packages makes me suggest using a mouse rather than a touchpad, hate touchpads!!


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    RE: New Laptop or New PC? 2008/05/15 19:22:15 (permalink)
    Laptop will be fine for your needs.

    Look for 2GB of ram and some kind of Core 2 Duo processor in it.

    Oh and don't pay more than a few hundred.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139074 £400 as an example
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    RE: New Laptop or New PC? 2008/05/15 19:57:29 (permalink)
    Thanks lads i'll take your advice on board.
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