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Notebooks Looking for a new laptop - 13.3" and around £1000

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by meandmymouth, 18 Sep 2017.

  1. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    My old gaming laptop isn't hugely useful for traveling with as it's battery lasts about 2 hours and it's a bit heavy, so I'm looking for a decent ultrbook-style laptop no bigger than 13.3" screen size and for around a grand. I'll spend more if it's worth it, though.

    I've been looking at the Dell XPS 13 and Razer Blade Stealth (12 and 13" versions). The only issue with these is both are a decent chuck over a grand when getting a version with 16GB, which is preferable (lots of Chrome tabs and a VM or two).

    Anyone got either of these or something similar that they can recommend?
     
  2. Guest-23315

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    I have the current gen XPS 13 - And its fab. Mine is the bog standard 8Gb i5 one, and its absolutely fine.

    I can carry it in my A4 Folio which is fine, and have never had the need to carry the charger with me.. gets 6 or 7 hours of powerpoint/excel out of it no problems. The 1080p screen is the correct resolution for 13" as well. Only games I've played on it is Hearthstone, which obviously was fine.

    If you need pics of anything let me know.
     
  3. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    I actually have the 15 version for work, an it is lovely, but it's works laptop. I've tried to get the 13 instead but they aren't having any of it. I'd rather own it anyway.
     
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    TBH, I only got the 13" because of the size.. it was down to that or the new Asus Zenbook UX390 or whatever, but I couldn't get my hands on one to play with, so no way I was buying it. I didn't look at the Razer because I don't think they've got the same kind of support network behind them.
     
  5. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    There is a 'Like New' i5, 256GB model in Amazon Warehouse for £979. Think it might be worth a shot...
     
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    I got mine in a deal in February, when they were ~£150 off..

    Mine is the 7200U, 8GB, 128GB SSD & a copy of Office for £1,002 inc. VAT Delivered - So I would say that as new one is a pretty good deal.

    I only use this laptop for Work and the odd movie if im travelling, but I'd definitely recommend getting 256 over 128 in retrospect - I've only got ~60GB left after the OS
     
  7. nimbu

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    I bought a 9350 last year from the outlet, i7, 512gb and 16gb from the dell outlet.
    960 inc vat and del.

    Watch the outlet like a hawk, stock refreshes daily approx 10am and 4pm.

    As for the laptop, loved it. The super high res and i7 did wear the battery faster than advertised though
     
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    Bit reviewed the PCSpecialist Lafité III, which my missus already had at the time and it's really nice and well within budget.
     
  9. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Check this out. It's 15.6 granted but I thought good value.

    Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 15.6" Full HD, Red
    £799.95

    2 year guarantee included

    https://m.johnlewis.com/dell-inspir...orce-gtx-1050-15-6-inch-full-hd-red/p/3261272

    Alternatively if you wait this wait you will find Dell knocking around 40% off the current generation of XPS and Latitude laptops to clear them out and you'll squeak more value in your budget.
     
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  10. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    A couple good points raised regarding Coffee lake release and the the Dell outlet. I'll hold fire and keep an eye out for some better deals. It'll give me a bit of time to clear out some other kit as well.

    As for the Dell gaming laptop, I'd absolutely buy it if I needed/wanted a gaming laptop.
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    if you can live with a 15", like the above dell the HP Omen often pops up cheap and seems to be well regarded. for 13" +1 on the XPS13
     
  12. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    Nah, I want something thin and light that'll last most of a day.
     
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    [​IMG]

    :D
     
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    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    I've recently read horror stories about the Razer aftercare when buying direct.

    I might have a 10% off voucher for Dell Inspiron, Latitude and XPS laptops (not Alienware though) so let me know if you want it might expire before you buy or you could use it right now if you wanted it now as it likely won't stack with whatever clearance bargain offers.
     
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    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    This is getting a bit of consideration at the moment.
     
  17. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Check this out. Use code SAVE14 for 14% off today only. It's 8xxx.

    http://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/lapt...79/spd/inspiron-13-5379-2-in-1-laptop/cn37901

    Price below does NOT include the discount code. You could easily upgrade to 32gb after market and still be in budget.

    Get 14% off ALL laptops & desktops with code SAVE14. Hurry, ends Sept 20th.
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    Inspiron 13 5379

    £749.01

    • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor
    • Windows 10 Home 64bit English
    • 8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz; up to 32GB
    • 256GB Solid State Drive
    13.3-in. Display

    2-in-1 convertible laptop featuring Windows 10 Home, the latest 8th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, an SSD drive and a Full-HD touch display.
    • Save 14% off all laptops and desktops with code SAVE14. Ends Sept 20th.
    • 25% off select Keyboards, Mice and Active Pens with XPS & Insprion
    • Free delivery (was £19.99) on Inspiron and XPS laptops and desktops.
    Market Value£769.00

    Total Savings£19.99

    Dell Price£749.01
     
  18. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    That is incredibly tempting.
     
  19. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    You have around one more hour to buy it before the extra 14% runs out! :)
     
  20. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    Couldn't pull the trigger. Still a decent chunk of money to spend for something I haven't seen or read a review on.
     

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