Help me stop procrastinating and buy a laptop

  Sparx100 22:10 PM 04 Nov 13
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My laptop is dying. Have had it for 6 year so it has done well.

Looking to store photos, music and documents. It also must be able to play games especially football manager.

Budget is approx £500.

Would like ideally a 14" screen but may have to accept a 15". Requires 1000gb storage 4-8gb ram

Been looking predominantly at lenovo and asus. Have three machines but open to other suggestions LENOVO G500 -£500 Specifications Processor Intel® Core™ i5-3230M Dual Core (2.6GHz, Intel Ivy Bridge Architecture, 3MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) Screen 15.6" (Lenovo Glossy, LED Backlit, 1366 x 768 Resolution Screen) Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit RAM 8GB (DDR3) Hard Drive 1000GB Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi) Graphics Dedicated (AMD Radeon HD 8750M with 2GB Dedicated RAM) Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless) Network Card 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam with Microphone Card Reader 2-in-1 card reader ( SD, MMC ) USB Ports 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 Speakers Integrated Sound System VGA Port 1 External VGA Port Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot Charge Time 2.5 Hours HDMI Port 1x HDMI Port Warranty 12 Months Warranty - Direct with Lenovo (View More Information) Battery Life 5-6 Hours (Upto 5 Hour Battery Life) Weight 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.6 Kg) Product Type Notebook Keyboard Type Laptop Keyboard

Asus x550ca £489 Specifications Processor Intel Core i5-3337U Dual Core (1.8GHz, 3MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) Screen 15.6" (ASUS Color-Shine, 1366x768, HD) Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit RAM 6GB (DDR3 1600MHZ) Hard Drive 750GB Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi) Graphics Integrated (Intel HD Graphics 3000) Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless) Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam with Microphone Card Reader SD Card Reader USB Ports 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 Speakers Integrated Sound System VGA Port 1 External VGA Port Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot Charge Time 2.5 Hours HDMI Port 1x HDMI Port DisplayPort 1x DisplayPort Warranty ASUS 12 Month UK Collect & Return Warranty (View More Information) Battery Life 3-4 Hours (up to 4 hours with power management) Weight 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.3Kg) Product Type Notebook Keyboard Type Laptop Keyboard

Asus x550cc £567 Specifications Processor Intel Core i5-3337U Dual Core (1.8GHz, 3MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) Screen 15.6" (ASUS Color-Shine, 1366x768, HD) Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit RAM 6GB (DDR3) Hard Drive 1000GB Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi) Graphics Dedicated (NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M with 2GB Dedicated Memory) Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless) Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam with Microphone Card Reader SD Card Reader USB Ports 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 Speakers Integrated Sound System VGA Port 1 External VGA Port Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot Charge Time 2.5 Hours HDMI Port 1x HDMI Port Warranty ASUS 12 Month UK Collect & Return Warranty (View More Information) Battery Life 3-4 Hours (up to 4 hours with power management) Weight 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.3Kg) Product Type Notebook Keyboard Type Laptop Keyboard

Any help would be gratefully received.

Mark

  The Kestrel 09:19 AM 05 Nov 13

The more options you are given the more you will end up procrastinating over which laptop to buy. You have 3 decent specs there for your money and from 2 respected manufacturers. Personally I would choose from what you have already researched.

By the way I could not find a 14" laptop with the same specs for the budget you specify.

  chub_tor 18:49 PM 05 Nov 13

Go to £600 and you can get this Asus it will do everything you want.

  Sparx100 22:30 PM 05 Nov 13

Thanks chub_tor. It seems quite stylish in by opinion. The lenovo looks bland but seems to be pretty decent from a spec perspective.

  finerty 17:15 PM 06 Nov 13

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  finerty 17:26 PM 06 Nov 13

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  HondaMan 12:28 PM 08 Nov 13

The Novatech laptops seem very good. In fact, I'm thinking of ordering one myself!

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