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Should I buy this laptop?

Hey guys

I would like to buy a new laptop as my current one is so slow. (1gb RAM, 150gb hdd, 2.2ghz single core cpu, 1.5 hour battery life when was new, etc.) I have been looking around for deals and come across this: I'd appreciate some advice on whether it's good value for money as I don't have alot of cash to spend.

(What I'm looking for: I've set my budget at a maximum £400 pounds, and would like a screen size at roughly 13.3 so that it's portable, and a decent battery life, with 320gb hdd minimum, and a decent cpu.)

I think it is a nice choice.
Good specification.

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-480M Processor
- 2.66 GHz (2.933 GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
- 2.5 GT/s DMI
- 3 MB Smart Cache
- Dual Core
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Graphics card AMD Radeon HD 6370M GPU
- 512 MB DDR3 graphics memory
Screen type LCD widescreen
Screen resolution - WXGA
- 1366 x 768
Screen size 13.3"
Screen features High-Definition HP BrightView Infinity Display
LED backlit
Hard drive 750 GB SATA, 5400 rpm
Optical disk drive LightScribe SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Memory card reader 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
USB 3 x USB 2.0, including eSATA/USB combo port
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
Bluetooth Yes
Video interface HDMI, VGA
Audio interface 1 x headphone-out/microphone-in
TV output HDMI
Expansion card slot No
Sound Beats sound system
Altec Lansing speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio
Integrated Digital Microphone
Webcam 1.3 MP webcam
Battery - 6-cell Li-ion battery
- up to 7.5 hours battery life
Accessories included Battery, power adaptor
Size 323 x 222 x 29.5 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 2.08 kg
yes good specification , but if you can find some with 2nd generation cpu will be a lot better.
I'm not too familiar with UK prices these days, but I did a quick search for other ~13" notebooks within your price range and, at least specification-wise, I wasn't able to find anything better. So this overall looks like a good purchase.
Looks good. Refurbished is a small downside, but I don't know if you can get anything brand new for the same price that's comparable.
sysna wrote:
yes good specification , but if you can find some with 2nd generation cpu will be a lot better.

I agree with sysna; get a 2nd generation sandy bridge processor. These have better performance, and can also be upgraded to the 3rd generation ivy bridge processots.

400 is a good price, so good luck and hope you get a better deal though.

My friend recently bought a Lenovo G570e laptop and loves it a lot, and the price of it was $400... not 400 Sterling.
I managed to get five percent discount on the laptop and I ended up going for it. I know it's not the latest CPU but it is still pretty decent, especially compared to my Intel Celeron lol! I'll let you guys know how I find the laptop when I get it...which might be tomorrow!
Best of luck.its really pretty discount for you and please inform us how you will get it.
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