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Laptop for my niece going to uni

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Hi,

My niece is off to uni this year and with it being her birthday this april her mum wants to get her a laptop. Now i'm the nerd of the family so she's turned to me for advice. Only problem is i don't know diddly squat about laptops but i've said i'll look into it for her and see what i can find out.

She's going to have A budget of about £450/500 to spend. Obviously it's going to essentially be a workhorse but multimedia capabilities are also a must, doesn't need to be for gaming although some ability would be welcome.

So any suggestions about what she should be looking at?

Cheers
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post #2 of 5
Check out the new msi laptop that has the AMD APU inside it.
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Whatever you do, do not get an Acer, they get battered to hell! If I were you, I'd recommend this, don't get it from John Lewis, it was just an example of what laptop to get. HP are fantastic these days, best build quality, look for the DV6! They're pretty darn good!
    
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Cheers, will check out the DV6 there seems to be plenty of models to choose from, i'm sure i'll find something suitable.

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post #5 of 5
Avoid Acer..Lenovo is one of the best budget solutions out there so I would look there.
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