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Last month I bought the Asus X551CA for £350 ($580) for the next two years of collage, mainly for Photoshop work and some light gaming. Although it's a great laptop and one of the best for the price, 4gb of Ram is hardly anything for Photoshop work and Intel onboard graphics can only run small games.

My mum wants to replace her 9 year old Dell Dimension 3000 ( thumb.gif ) with a laptop and is willing to give me £300 for mine so I can upgrade, but I need some suggestions.

My budget is around £500 ($830), although a Core i3 is fine a quad-core from AMD would be great. Either 6 or 8gb of Ram, the hard drive isn't an issue as I'll probably be installing an SSD in the future, dedicated graphics (or an APU). Lastly a great battery, removable would also be helpful.

So far this has caught my eye, but is there anything better for a similar price? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-15-6-inch-Touch-Convertible-Laptop/dp/B00HR6U0H8/ref=sr_1_12?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1394816189&sr=1-12

All suggestions are appreciated, thanks.
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post #2 of 9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231238

Should cover shipping too
    
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post #3 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231238

Should cover shipping too

Woah that's a beast. Do newegg definitely ship to the UK?
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Intel Celeron E3400 Gigabyte G41MT-S2P Nvidia GeForce GT640 Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) 1066Mhz 
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Samsung F3 250GB LG GH22NS50 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Sharkoon Silent Eagle 
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Intel Celeron E3400 Gigabyte G41MT-S2P Nvidia GeForce GT640 Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung F3 250GB LG GH22NS50 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Sharkoon Silent Eagle 
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post #4 of 9
doh.gif They do not, do you know someone in the U.S. that can act as a proxy?

What are some good shops in your area?
    
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
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c300 128GB SSD 2TB FireCuda 7mm 2TB Firecuda 7mm 1TB 5400rpm 
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post #5 of 9
http://www.ebuyer.com/620195-lenovo-ideapad-z500-laptop-59399414


You wont get a laptop better then this at that price wink.gif
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post #6 of 9
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Unfortunately no I don't. Amazon.co.uk don't sell the Asus G46, but ebuyer.com seem to be pretty good. If that Lenovo was black and had 8gb of Ram I'd buy it!
First Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron E3400 Gigabyte G41MT-S2P Nvidia GeForce GT640 Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung F3 250GB LG GH22NS50 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Sharkoon Silent Eagle 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Professional Dell Ultrasharp 2405FPW Logitech K260 Corsair CX430 
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Antec Three Hundred Logitech K260 Onboard 
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First Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron E3400 Gigabyte G41MT-S2P Nvidia GeForce GT640 Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung F3 250GB LG GH22NS50 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Sharkoon Silent Eagle 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Professional Dell Ultrasharp 2405FPW Logitech K260 Corsair CX430 
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Antec Three Hundred Logitech K260 Onboard 
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Home PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 290 16 trident  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
8350 gigabyte 990fxa 660 16gb trident 
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Work PC
(4 items)
 
Home PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 290 16 trident  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
8350 gigabyte 990fxa 660 16gb trident 
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Work PC
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Home PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 290 16 trident  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
8350 gigabyte 990fxa 660 16gb trident 
  hide details  
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Work PC
(4 items)
 
Home PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 290 16 trident  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
8350 gigabyte 990fxa 660 16gb trident 
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First Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron E3400 Gigabyte G41MT-S2P Nvidia GeForce GT640 Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung F3 250GB LG GH22NS50 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Sharkoon Silent Eagle 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Professional Dell Ultrasharp 2405FPW Logitech K260 Corsair CX430 
CaseMouseAudio
Antec Three Hundred Logitech K260 Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
First Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron E3400 Gigabyte G41MT-S2P Nvidia GeForce GT640 Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung F3 250GB LG GH22NS50 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Sharkoon Silent Eagle 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Professional Dell Ultrasharp 2405FPW Logitech K260 Corsair CX430 
CaseMouseAudio
Antec Three Hundred Logitech K260 Onboard 
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