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
some older games
work related stuff
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