What notebook should I buy for daughter and Mrs?

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by MiSJAH, Feb 11, 2019.

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    1) What is your budget?

    £1,200 - for two notebooks, 1 for a 15 year old student, the other for the Mrs to use for her degree, work and multimedia.

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    a. Ultraportable; 10" - 12" screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

    Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?


    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like:
    b. Dislike:

    No, open to all suggestions.
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    Would prefer new.

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?

    Both are students, so word, excel, etc.... some media use, movies, streaming...

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

    Taking to school/university.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)

    Does CandyCrush count? ;)

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?

    As much as possible.

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?

    Happy to buy online.

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.

    Windows only.

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer?

    1080p or better.

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?

    Either, must be touchscreen for 1 if not both.

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    Hmmm. Kinda.

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?

    250GB SSD for both preferably.

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?

    In the next week.

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?

    Until they break it and I claim on the insurance for replacements.

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?

    Not my problem. :)

    19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?



    Would like to spend around a third or less on daughter's, the rest on Mrs's. If possible for budget would like the Mrs's to have some form of dedicated GPU in case I have to use it. The Mrs also would like a backlit keyboard.

    So there we are: Help please.


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