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Best value entertainment laptop?

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  1. technovice2013

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    Hello there , I need to replace my previous laptop HP Pavilion dv6 2030sa which no longer works. I need advice on what to go for with similar or better performance abilities . Other than the usual day to day computer use , I watch a lot of catch-up TV and movies on my laptop , so I am searching for the best value entertainment laptop.....
    Done a lot of internet searching and I am :confused:
     
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    whats your budget ?
     
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    not much difference in those apart form 2gb of memory

    the Intel Core i5-3210M @ 2.50GHz is better on a passmark performance - but not a lot in it

    so the lenovo has a slightly better processor and 2gb more memory - but for basic usage , wont really see a lot of difference

    based on what you are saying - would you want a larger screen to watch TV etc
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    do you want to play bluray DVDs on the machine

    maybe worth considering what you may want to do in the future

    would you connect to a TV at all ?

    heres a searchable CPU performance site http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

    also i know staples often have some very good deals
    A fuji i5 with 6gb was about £430
     
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    Thank you for the link
    previous laptop had a 15.6 screen so I dont mind that , as that size screen means the laptop will likely be convenient to carry when travelling . not much bluray DVDs watching and always connect to the TV .
    I purchased the one I had from Staple in London as a matter of fact , my local staples does not have a lot of options unfortunately.
    So based on my needs what would you recommend?
     
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    i dont think there is much in the graphics cards - again passmark rating 110 and 126,i would probably tend towards the lenovo
    but you may want to have a look at them and see if you like the keyboard layout etc
     
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    I meant what would you have recommeded other that the two I have narrowed down...
     
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    i dont really - they change every few months - so not somethign I keep up with , when family friends or clients want a laptop , i simply review a few sites, currys, pcworld, staples and john lewis and see what the specs are like and then what options are available

    express card slot
    firewire - if video camera needed
    USB 2 or USB 3 slots
    bluetooth
    Bluray
    HDMI output for TV
    screen resolution if required most are around 1366x768 - so if they want a much higher display

    most have a webcam installed now

    recently for family its then come down to the look of the item and also the layout of keyboard , or even more recently just the colour

    then looking for any deals at the time
     
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