Friday, 6 July 2012

Time to say goodbye.

I could really use your advice. My laptop has seen better days, and when I say that, I literally mean it. I bought my baby back in 2008 with my first student loan (thank you Government) and now, nearly 4 years on, it is well and truly ready to retire. I'm hoping to be able to buy a new one next month-ish but can't decide if I should just go for a cute Netbook that will fit in my handbag or to stay true to what I know and get another laptop.

I have NO clue about technology, like actually no idea. It takes me about 20 minutes to find the one button on my TV. So I need simple, honest advice whilst looking for a new bestfriend. I only use my lapdoodle for the Internet, uploading photos and Microsoft Office, I'm not into gaming etc. so its a basic computer I'm after. ANY advice or reviews of laptops and/or Netbooks will be hugely grateful, but please bear in mind my lack of funds (ideally no more than £350).




And sadly there she is.. I currently have to prop her up so the screen doesn't completely fall off. I will be very sad to see her go, it'll be like loosing a limb, but it's time I traded her in for a younger, sexier model.

Katie xx
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  1. If you are going to get a netbook I would recommened having a look around, especially looking at memory! I bought one and though size wise it was handy but the screen was so tiny it did get annoying to right assignments on and the memory was really poor. I don't have a lot on laptops but I think running a blog from one you'd need a decent one. I got a laptop second time round which I definately prefer!

    Beauty Blog - I always follow back!

    Xxx

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  2. I brought a new laptop on Monday because my old one (coincidently also 4 years old died :() I got this one http://tinyurl.com/82vxt39 - But remember You have to pay for them to install Microsoft word, power point etc.

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  3. Wow I wish I could make laptops last 4 years - I'm on my third in as many years lol. I have a netbook and I love it [although they can be a little slow]. Mines an Acer - I got it from Argos last July but I can't find a picture of it on their website no more but generally Acer's are a rather good brand to look out for. I love how portable and light they are - the screen takes a while to get use to but I'd certainly buy another netbook in the future. One of the downsides you have to remember is that you don't get a CD drive though.

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  4. I have a little pink vaio netbook and it's lovely. Just make sure you buy a separate USB CD drive as they don't ave one x.

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  5. i bought a new laptop a couple of weeks ago, the exact same thing happened to mine; the screen was literally hanging off, but unfortunately i lost all life from it, meaning i lost all my photos and stuff :( I also have a little netbook and LOVE it for web surfing, but maybe not so much for word and stuff! good luck with finding a new one :)xo

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  6. ooo tough call girlie, hope you find a perfect one! cute blog, wanna follow each other? xx

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  7. I've not got a netbook so no advise there but I do have a Mac & an Acer and both have been great :)

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  8. Hi love, my laptops tend to last about 3 years so we're in the same boat. My Dell packed up last year and I was a lost cause wondering what to do. You seem to use your computer for the same things that I use mine. The laptop I bought was the ASUS Notebook K52Jr. Have had no probs with it at all. It has 4GB of RAM and 450GB hard drive (this was important for me as I have so many photos and also store loads of films on my computer). I got a deal on it last year so it was $500. Buy something similar from PC World here: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/asus-laptops/703_7006_70006_1731_xx/xx-criteria.html?srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~Generic_HW_Laptop_Brand_Asus~Asus_Laptop_Phrase~Generic&mctag=gg_goog_7904&gclid=COXHu6uSh7ECFUdlfAody2PWOw The only advice I can give you is to focus on RAM (as high as you can afford as this is what is used to run your computer - so the more RAM you have the quicker your computer will run), and how many GB you need on your harddrive. If it's just pics you are storing and no music or videos I'd say 300GB would be ample but if you have music etc too then look at 450-500! Also consider things like screen size. I watch a lot of TV and movies on my laptop so I wanted a big screen size! Good luck :) xxx

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  9. always look for the ram and gb on a laptop, have a shop around on different websites, i got mine from currys, its a hp and is bright red. its brill so far, its not full yet and ive some amount of stuff on it and it still hasnt slowed down.

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