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#1 Haggis

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 13:13

Hi Guys

 

i am looking for a new laptop after mine smoked out last night

 

looking on www.currys.co.uk

 

budget of under £800

 

i dont play much high end game but like to play older games

 

been looking at this one is this decent can you show me better on there

 

I want gigabit ethernet, 17" screen if possible, 8gb ram, hard drive does not matter as my ssd will go into it

 

http://www.currys.co...865580-pdt.html




#2 68k

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 13:27

I like the look of the HP ENVY 17 series (don't own one though).



#3 Roger H.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 13:33

I think that's a good option that you picked. Was looking at the Lenovo G710 there but it's only 10/100??? :blink: - figured by now everything was 1Gbps min.

 

http://www.currys.co...071104-pdt.html

 

I would say though for light gaming the HP you linked with the Intel GPU should be fine, especially for older games and you get to keep extra cash in your pocket.

 

Then again there might be an Asus model out there with your name on it too or are your options only from Curry's?



#4 OP Haggis

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 14:49

I think that's a good option that you picked. Was looking at the Lenovo G710 there but it's only 10/100??? :blink: - figured by now everything was 1Gbps min.

 

http://www.currys.co...071104-pdt.html

 

I would say though for light gaming the HP you linked with the Intel GPU should be fine, especially for older games and you get to keep extra cash in your pocket.

 

Then again there might be an Asus model out there with your name on it too or are your options only from Curry's?

 

 

i looked at that too the G710 and thought thats the one then i seen the 10/100 and it put me right off

 

i have games like minecraft, tomb raider, duke nkuem etc which i think it will be fine for

 

sticking with currys as i have a load of vouchers for them :)



#5 Roger H.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 16:38

Yeah, seems like the HP is your best bet from there then since nothing else seems worth it.



#6 T3X4S

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:29

Am I the only one who never recommends Hewlett CRAPard ?  Unless its to someone who is an ass, then I tell them to get an HP knowing they will have problems :shifty:



#7 sc302

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:20

Never had a real issue with Dell or hp tbh. Other than heat due to a poor performing fan, clogged up heat sink, or due rotted thermal paste or the occasional hard drive failure. Easy enough to fix or replace though.



#8 OP Haggis

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:53

my previous laptop was an HP

 

it lasted 6 years

 

including being dumped off a table onto a wooden floor more than 10 times lol



#9 T3X4S

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:02

my previous laptop was an HP

 

it lasted 6 years

 

including being dumped off a table onto a wooden floor more than 10 times lol

And that means what exactly ?

I know you are not trying to suggest that because your 1 laptop lasted a while, that ALL of them will - so I guess you mentioned that for some other reason ?

There is a reason HP is always @ the bottom of customer satisfaction.  There is a reason they have more warranty repairs than almost all other manufacturers

If you like HP - go for it - maybe you will get lucky again.  Law of averages suggest you are more likely to have a problem with HP than with many other brands - wouldn't you want to lessen your chances of problems ?  I do.
 



#10 SledgeNZ

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:36

You certainly don't get value for money from Currys but if you have vouchers why not.

 

Also, 1600x900 isn't going to look very good on a 17" screen. At least spend a bit more if possible and go for an HD screen.



#11 OP Haggis

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:39

I have had a few laptops

 

2 * HP one last 5 years before i bought a new one (old one still works now as kids use it) and one that died recently after 6 years

1 * Acer screen died after 3 years keyboard was crap

1 * Sony hated it, sold it on

 

 

So yeah two HP laptops lasted me 11 years and the old one is still running for the kids so gonna stick with HP on this occasion, if there was a better laptop for a good price then i would have got that one, i will stick to well known brands but apart from that i dont really care


You certainly don't get value for money from Currys but if you have vouchers why not.

 

Also, 1600x900 isn't going to look very good on a 17" screen. At least spend a bit more if possible and go for an HD screen.

 

I use it for

 

Internet

little programming

some older games

work related stuff

gimp

 

and generally mucking about with

 

no reason for an HD screen as wont be viewing movie or newer games that take advantage of it and the resolution is a little higher than my old laptop which was 17" and was perfectly fine

 

It suits my needs



#12 compl3x

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:19

Can I ask what you mean by "smoked out"? I personally like to make sure something is utterly F'd before investing in something new.



#13 Riggers

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 13:44

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#14 max22

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 16:42

I am trying to decide the same thing.



#15 COKid

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 16:57

my previous laptop was an HP

 

it lasted 6 years

 

including being dumped off a table onto a wooden floor more than 10 times lol

 

10 times? I think you may be hitting the local pub a bit too often. :beer:





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