OT - Black friday laptops UK/Online

ManyakFC
2063 posts Fans' Favourite
edited November 2018
So im looking to buy a new laptop and since black friday is round the corner maybe i can find a deal but i first need to find a make and model. my current laptop is 6 years old lenovo y510p which at the time was an insane laptop. i dont game anymore on pc so i dont need a gaming laptop. it overheats alot now and if im watching something like a stream BTsport etc it just starts lagging moving slow and stuff. ive been looking around online but im not sure what to purchase. Ideally i want to get it on finance with a max budget of £700 i dont need a super laptop i just need it to be fast since i mostly use it for youtube and watching tv shows etc. any suggestions would be much appreciated as i know some people are quite knowledgable on here. Thanks in advance

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  • IDARYL
    5625 posts Big Money Move
    ManyakFC wrote: »
    So im looking to buy a new laptop and since black friday is round the corner maybe i can find a deal but i first need to find a make and model. my current laptop is 6 years old lenovo y510p which at the time was an insane laptop. i dont game anymore on pc so i dont need a gaming laptop. it overheats alot now and if im watching something like a stream BTsport etc it just starts lagging moving slow and stuff. ive been looking around online but im not sure what to purchase. Ideally i want to get it on finance with a max budget of £700 i dont need a super laptop i just need it to be fast since i mostly use it for youtube and watching tv shows etc. any suggestions would be much appreciated as i know some people are quite knowledgable on here. Thanks in advance

    I'm sure you can get one for a lot less than 700 for just streams and YouTube. My last one was £200 and didn't buffer etc, that's more yo do with connection
  • ManyakFC
    2063 posts Fans' Favourite
    edited November 2018
    IDARYL wrote: »
    ManyakFC wrote: »
    So im looking to buy a new laptop and since black friday is round the corner maybe i can find a deal but i first need to find a make and model. my current laptop is 6 years old lenovo y510p which at the time was an insane laptop. i dont game anymore on pc so i dont need a gaming laptop. it overheats alot now and if im watching something like a stream BTsport etc it just starts lagging moving slow and stuff. ive been looking around online but im not sure what to purchase. Ideally i want to get it on finance with a max budget of £700 i dont need a super laptop i just need it to be fast since i mostly use it for youtube and watching tv shows etc. any suggestions would be much appreciated as i know some people are quite knowledgable on here. Thanks in advance

    I'm sure you can get one for a lot less than 700 for just streams and YouTube. My last one was £200 and didn't buffer etc, that's more yo do with connection

    erm i think you misunderstood. its not '' buffering'' its stuttering after long use on streams because its overheating. my connection is very fast it never buffers. and yeah im sure i can get one for cheap but i dont want something i have to replace after 2 years
  • Blarix
    20804 posts Club Captain
    Pcspecialist

    You can pick your parts etc and they will build it for you. Way cheaper than high street prices and way more powerful.
  • Tof33z
    5982 posts Big Money Move
    edited November 2018
    aim for core i5, 8gb RAM and decent storage, decide if SSD worth it (small SSD and large HD or all SSD) I wouldn't pay any big premium for SSD for the uses you describe

    If you don't use a monitor obviously check the screen size/quality/resolution. USB 3 also needed but is standard pretty much now anyway on new kit.

    pretty hard to buy a bad one if you set yourself a decent base spec, do it on price from there on in
  • hoban95
    48504 posts FIFA Cover Star
    I’m in the same boat pal as my screen is buggered.
  • ManyakFC
    2063 posts Fans' Favourite
    Tof33z wrote: »
    aim for core i5, 8gb RAM and decent storage, decide if SSD worth it (small SSD and large HD or all SSD) I wouldn't pay any big premium for SSD for the uses you describe

    If you don't use a monitor obviously check the screen size/quality/resolution. USB 3 also needed but is standard pretty much now anyway on new kit.

    pretty hard to buy a bad one if you set yourself a decent base spec, do it on price from there on in

    laptop?
  • DobbyDooDah
    5697 posts Big Money Move
    ManyakFC wrote: »
    Tof33z wrote: »
    aim for core i5, 8gb RAM and decent storage, decide if SSD worth it (small SSD and large HD or all SSD) I wouldn't pay any big premium for SSD for the uses you describe

    If you don't use a monitor obviously check the screen size/quality/resolution. USB 3 also needed but is standard pretty much now anyway on new kit.

    pretty hard to buy a bad one if you set yourself a decent base spec, do it on price from there on in

    laptop?

    Yep. You could probably get that spec with a 4gb graphics card for about £700 come Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
  • browney1888
    289 posts Sunday League Hero
    edited November 2018
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  • Tof33z
    5982 posts Big Money Move
    ManyakFC wrote: »
    Tof33z wrote: »
    aim for core i5, 8gb RAM and decent storage, decide if SSD worth it (small SSD and large HD or all SSD) I wouldn't pay any big premium for SSD for the uses you describe

    If you don't use a monitor obviously check the screen size/quality/resolution. USB 3 also needed but is standard pretty much now anyway on new kit.

    pretty hard to buy a bad one if you set yourself a decent base spec, do it on price from there on in

    laptop?

    Yep. You could probably get that spec with a 4gb graphics card for about £700 come Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

    core i3 and 4Gb isn't terrible and will be decently fast

    if you're aiming to keep it a good few years then aim as high as you can for your budget
  • ManyakFC
    2063 posts Fans' Favourite
    Tof33z wrote: »
    ManyakFC wrote: »
    Tof33z wrote: »
    aim for core i5, 8gb RAM and decent storage, decide if SSD worth it (small SSD and large HD or all SSD) I wouldn't pay any big premium for SSD for the uses you describe

    If you don't use a monitor obviously check the screen size/quality/resolution. USB 3 also needed but is standard pretty much now anyway on new kit.

    pretty hard to buy a bad one if you set yourself a decent base spec, do it on price from there on in

    laptop?

    Yep. You could probably get that spec with a 4gb graphics card for about £700 come Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

    core i3 and 4Gb isn't terrible and will be decently fast

    if you're aiming to keep it a good few years then aim as high as you can for your budget

    so if im looking for something fast what should i be looking for specs wise?
  • SimenHP
    1869 posts Fans' Favourite
    It's hard to say what deals you will get, but these might be available for around £700 on Black Friday

    I'm from Norway so prices will be different, but here are some good laptops a little bit over or around your price point atm.

    ASUS ZenBook UX331:

    i5-8250U
    256GB PCIe SSD
    8GB ram
    1920 x 1080
    13,3"
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Weight: ONLY 980g!!!!!
    Price: £900


    ASUS ZenBook Pure UX430

    i7-8550U
    512GB SSD (Can also be bought with 256GB)
    8GB ram
    1920 x 1080
    14"
    Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Can also be bought with mx150, if you want to game easier game, but will cost around £100 more)
    Weight: 1.3kg
    Price: £1000



    IF WEIGHT IS NOT AN ISSUE:


    Acer Aspire 5

    i5-8265U
    256GB SSD (Can also be bought with 512GB SSD, but only while also choosing 16GB ram)
    8GB ram
    1920 x 1080
    15,6"
    Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Can also be bought with mx150, but will cost around £100 more)
    Weight: 1.9kg
    Price: £600 (£1000 if you want the one with 16gb ram and mx150 and 512gb)


    Lenovo ThinkPad L580 this laptop is different though, it's more of an take on the go pc, because it has 4g + wifi (would not recommend if you only use it at home compared to the ones mentioned above)

    i5-8250U
    256GB SSD
    8GB ram
    1920 x 1080
    15"
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Weight: 2.0 kg
    Price: £1000 (can get it with a lot better specs i7, 16gb ram and 512gb ssd, but will lose 4g LTE and it cost much more which I personally don't think it's worth)





    These are just a few good laptops for max £1000 atm, which of course might be available for around £700 on BF, but I would recommend watching which laptops that are on sale and try to find something that fits your personal needs. But if you want a OK laptop for atleast 3 years, I would recommend atleast i5 or i7 (8. gen), thunderbolt if possible, but that might be over your budget, 8gb ram, and atleast 256gb of storage.



    Btw. If you were wondering which of the ones above I would go for I would choose ASUS ZenBook Pure UX430, because the size is perfect for normal use, it's not to heavy to take with you and the specs are great for the price. The screen is also from what I've heard surprisingly good in for a 1080p screen, I just wished it had 144hz, which for me after I got my latest laptop (MSI GS65vr) is way more important than I ever thought it would be, everything just goes alot more smoothly with 144hz
  • ManyakFC
    2063 posts Fans' Favourite
    SimenHP wrote: »
    It's hard to say what deals you will get, but these might be available for around £700 on Black Friday

    I'm from Norway so prices will be different, but here are some good laptops a little bit over or around your price point atm.

    ASUS ZenBook UX331:

    i5-8250U
    256GB PCIe SSD
    8GB ram
    1920 x 1080
    13,3"
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Weight: ONLY 980g!!!!!
    Price: £900


    ASUS ZenBook Pure UX430

    i7-8550U
    512GB SSD (Can also be bought with 256GB)
    8GB ram
    1920 x 1080
    14"
    Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Can also be bought with mx150, if you want to game easier game, but will cost around £100 more)
    Weight: 1.3kg
    Price: £1000



    IF WEIGHT IS NOT AN ISSUE:


    Acer Aspire 5

    i5-8265U
    256GB SSD (Can also be bought with 512GB SSD, but only while also choosing 16GB ram)
    8GB ram
    1920 x 1080
    15,6"
    Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Can also be bought with mx150, but will cost around £100 more)
    Weight: 1.9kg
    Price: £600 (£1000 if you want the one with 16gb ram and mx150 and 512gb)


    Lenovo ThinkPad L580 this laptop is different though, it's more of an take on the go pc, because it has 4g + wifi (would not recommend if you only use it at home compared to the ones mentioned above)

    i5-8250U
    256GB SSD
    8GB ram
    1920 x 1080
    15"
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Weight: 2.0 kg
    Price: £1000 (can get it with a lot better specs i7, 16gb ram and 512gb ssd, but will lose 4g LTE and it cost much more which I personally don't think it's worth)





    These are just a few good laptops for max £1000 atm, which of course might be available for around £700 on BF, but I would recommend watching which laptops that are on sale and try to find something that fits your personal needs. But if you want a OK laptop for atleast 3 years, I would recommend atleast i5 or i7 (8. gen), thunderbolt if possible, but that might be over your budget, 8gb ram, and atleast 256gb of storage.



    Btw. If you were wondering which of the ones above I would go for I would choose ASUS ZenBook Pure UX430, because the size is perfect for normal use, it's not to heavy to take with you and the specs are great for the price. The screen is also from what I've heard surprisingly good in for a 1080p screen, I just wished it had 144hz, which for me after I got my latest laptop (MSI GS65vr) is way more important than I ever thought it would be, everything just goes alot more smoothly with 144hz

    thanks so much dude really appreciate the effort, will deffo look into these !
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