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Whats Notebook\Netbook should i buy?

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My budget is a maximum of £250

Im not looking to game or anything just to browse the web and to run photoshop, watch movies etc, nothing too demanding.

Size;

Nothing smaller then 13.3 inches and nothing bigger than 14 inches.

Color;

any color as long as its not pink or purple or something like that.

Specs;

At least 2gb of ram.
At least a 250gb hdd.

Thanks:D
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Look for something with an AMD e350 cpu, might even be able to get a e450, MIght.
In that price range that's your best bet. Most intel offers for less than 400£ arent worth it nowadays.
 
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I would stay away from the E-350 area... it's kinda pathetic for how slow the processors are. redface.gif
     
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I would stay away from the E-350 area... it's kinda pathetic for how slow the processors are. redface.gif
For what he's willing to spend it's either crappy CPU and not so crappy GPU or Not so crappy CPU with a Crappy GPU.

e350 will do msot of what you want, you might have trouble with photoshop, but it will run.
 
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I would stay away from the E-350 area... it's kinda pathetic for how slow the processors are. redface.gif

The latest Photoshop versions do use GPU computing, which AMD GPUs support, and I know that Windows Media Player uses a considerable amount of GPU power. Flash-based players such as Youtube, not so much.
Edited by A Bad Day - 2/3/13 at 3:09pm
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Ok well this laptop which acc has alot in it for the price and the size and it has a standard intel hd graphics card which i have used in other laptops and didn't see a problem with. Also has 4gb of RAM, and has a intel Pentium processor which i know isnt exactly the best processor out there but i read a few reviews and people were acc quite surprised about how it preformed and i think it would do for basic computing.

Link;

http://www.ebuyer.com/414649-asus-x401a-laptop-x401a-wx058v?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

Screen size - 14in
Processor -Intel Pentium B970 2.3GHz
RAM - 4GB
Hard Drive - 750GB SATA
Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Optical Drive - NO OD
Graphics - Intel HD Graphics
Price= just over £250

And if i had to chose between better cpu or better gpu i would probably choose cpu because photoshop and watching a few movies would be probably the farest i would go to straining the gpu.

thanks for the suggestions smile.gif
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