I've been looking around at a few laptops for my sister, but I thought I'd ask for some last minute opinions and suggestions before I give her the shortlist. It doesn't need to be anything powerful, mainly for web browsing, e-mails, that sort of thing. The ability to play back HD content smoothly would probably be a bonus as well. However, it will need to last for few years at least, so I'm not interested in already outdated hardware (therefore mostly looking at i3 minimum). The best ones I've found so far are: 15.6": Samsung R530 (i3 330M, 3GB DDR3, £480) Novatech i3 (i3 330M, 3GB DDR3, £490) 13.3": Asus UL30A (SU7300, 4GB DDR3, No ODD, £530) Samsung Q330 (i3 350M, 3GB DDR3, ODD, £570) Anyone got any thoughts on those above? I don't have any experience with Samsung laptops, so I was wondering how good the build quality was. Or perhaps some other suggestions? Smaller size would be preferable, but as you can see above, you generally have to pay a premium for it. Absolute max budget is £600, but lower would be much more preferable.