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  1. Great suggestion! At first glance I really didn't like the look of it, but having watched a review video it's a really good looking laptop, they should probably change the website pictures. EDIT: On the education store I can grab it for £726 as well... very tempting! I had a look into the Ryzen 7 4700u processor last night and it really does appear to blow any other processors in the category out the water (i7-10510u, i5-1035g1, i7-1065G7 etc.). I've tried to find other alternatives with the same processor, but they seem few and far between in the UK right now. An ASUS Vivobook for £750 here: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-vivobook-m431ia-14-laptop-amd-ryzen-7-512-gb-ssd-silver-10208144-pdt.html?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istFeedId=4d7eb93e-055f-499d-8ee5-1cdcc50d67d1&istItemId=iliqwrxpr&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1011+(PLA)+Windows+Laptops+and+Convertibles+-+Adaptive~1011+(PLA)+Windows+Laptops+And+Convertibles+ad+group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&device=c&ds_kids=92700027234655884&tgtid=1011+(PLA)+Windows+Laptops+and+Convertibles+-+Adaptive&=--present--&gclid=CjwKCAjw0_T4BRBlEiwAwoEiARX5aR-xOkqex4x5PeyYHy6n-h8fMKZhxcHVPmNH8QwVHxfpbeLXFxoC9M8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds A Dell Inspiron for £700 here: https://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/laptops/new-inspiron-14-5000/spd/inspiron-14-5405-laptop/cn54503 One question I do have - is a better processor, such as the above mentioned, worth the trade off of having no dedicated GPU in my case? Sorry, I failed to say I'd rather not go larger than 13-14" and I really can't go above £850. To give more context, I'll be undertaking a project in computational/quantum chemistry. This will involve running a fair few things simultaneously - putty connection to a supercomputer, python, excel, word, visualisation software such as VMD. I do have time on my side as my current laptop is still running relatively well after 5 years, however it's getting extremely hot and the cores are constantly running at 90 celsius so isn't particularly reliable. So I can wait for price drops, new releases etc. Most of the discussion you guys have had has gone over my head but I really appreciate it!
  2. Hi all, I'm in the market for a new laptop and any help is greatly appreciated! Ideally I want a very thin and lightweight laptop as I'll be taking it to uni most days. Will be using it for work, streaming football, netflix etc. and playing FM occasionally. Happy to play on low/mid end settings but keen to have a high end quality screen (preferably not touch) and good quality build and aesthetics. Budget is upwards of £800. Been looking around and found all sorts, this one seems good specs for the price (~£765 after student discount and cashback). https://uk-store.acer.com/acer-swift-5-ultra-thin-touchscreen-laptop-sf514-54gt-zilver From what I gather it is similar to other high-end ultrabooks like the XPS 13 but with better specs? Any other recommendations will be great, also looked at the asus zenbook versions but can't get a student discount there.
  3. Hi, how important is the graphics card for FM16 compared to the RAM? As I can get this http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/7559-8045-Dell-Inspiron-15-7000_1856981.html but it has no SSD which I would like, whereas for less I could get this with more RAM and an SSD http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/m/p/1858924 Thanks in advance.
  4. Hi, am I right thinking this is fantastic value for money? http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/7559-8045-Dell-Inspiron-15-7000_1856981.html
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