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« on: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 20:31:37 »

Need to buy a brand new windows 7 laptop preferably with 6gb RAM, looking around the 350 mark (any further discount a bonus  Smiley ). Finding some on ebay but need some further suggestions.

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« Reply #1 on: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 21:56:08 »

What are you intending to use it for?
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« Reply #2 on: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 22:15:10 »

A Christmas present  Smiley

sorry! It's for a 10 year old, so iTunes, PowerPoint stuff etc
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« Reply #3 on: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 22:24:42 »

You could probably get away with a Chromebook (circa 200 quid) for a young kid, doesn't have PowerPoint but comes with various Google imitations installed which are pretty much identical unless you use advanced features. The battery also lasts ages.
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 22:31:26 »

Damn, harder than it looks. Everyone seems to be bundling Windows 8 now Sad

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http://direct.asda.com/ASUS-K55A-SX524H-Blu-ray-15.6-Laptop---8GB-RAM---1TB-HDD/000516357,default,pd.html?awc=2786_1383427756_3124ce1d3f9ecc1d7498ce4baced2f1d&cmpid=afc-_-ad-_-awin-_-47868-_-generic&cm_mmc=ad-aff-_-awin-_-HotUKDeals-_-47868
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« Reply #5 on: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 00:31:58 »

Is there any reason not to get windows 8 for this purpose? 
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« Reply #6 on: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 10:13:13 »

Only that in the thread title you said Windows 7!

I think Windows 8 was a bit poop originally for laptops/desktops. They tried to impose their more touch screen friendly 'metro' interface too much, it was a bit far removed from traditional Windows for most users.

But if I understand it correctly Windows 8.1 has brought back the start menu and things are no longer so bad.

Not used Windows 8 myself so can't really offer any actual opinion.
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« Reply #7 on: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 13:03:46 »

A Christmas present  Smiley

sorry! It's for a 10 year old, so iTunes, PowerPoint stuff etc

10 year old's are using PowerPoint now?

Go for Windows 8, will be fine. Most people just moan as it looks different. I think its great.

Loads of decent laptops around the 350 or less mark. Have a look an Amazon, Dabs and eBuyer.
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« Reply #8 on: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 14:42:45 »

Also, if you don't like Windows 8 the licenses are backwards compatible so you can downgrade legitimately.
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