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Looking for a smaller (13" ?) Windows notebook to replace my Mac. Just can't justify spending that much these days. I don't play games or even watch videos apart from You tube etc so don't need anything too high spec. Just something up to date with a bit of storage and ok for Office, Excel etc, surfing.

 

Can anyone recommend a decent brand these days? I have heard Lenovo good and can be picked up fairly cheaply. What about Dell, Asus, HP? I had an Acer before and it was rubbish. Any advice appreciated  

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22 minutes ago, AndyAndyAndy said:

Buy Lenovo or Dell.

 

Don't buy Acer or Asus.

Why?

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1 minute ago, Malawi said:

Why?

Because he wants a decent brand of notebook.

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24 minutes ago, AndyAndyAndy said:

Because he wants a decent brand of notebook.

 

Asus is good. The quality is comparable with Dell and Lenovo.  It is better to avoid Acer. 

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Malawi said:

Why?

Dell and Lenovo are better quality although maybe more money than Asus and Acer

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51 minutes ago, AndyAndyAndy said:

Because he wants a decent brand of notebook.

But most notebooks are decent, it all depends on what he is going to use it for.

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Lenovo ThinkPad.

Why: Because they are good quality in many ways. Sturdy, good parts, good service.

And even after many years it's still possible to get the current drivers.

ThinkPads are more expensive than others but a good investment.

I would prefer a used ThinkPad compared to many new notebooks.

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8 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Lenovo ThinkPad.

Why: Because they are good quality in many ways. Sturdy, good parts, good service.

And even after many years it's still possible to get the current drivers.

ThinkPads are more expensive than others but a good investment.

I would prefer a used ThinkPad compared to many new notebooks.

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Yes I am favouring Lenovo. It's only for basic stuff so probably go for an Idea pad. Thanks all for the advice

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10 minutes ago, Kenny202 said:

Yes I am favouring Lenovo. It's only for basic stuff so probably go for an Idea pad. Thanks all for the advice

As you as you are aware that an IdeaPad is something completely different than a ThinkPad then go ahead.

ThinkPads now are still in many ways similar to the time they were developed by IBM a long time ago.

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How are Ideapads and Thinkpads different from each other, and different from standard laptops?

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Most brands have various different levels of Laptops, you can't just compare them by brand alone, but have to look at specific models.

Lenovo has good Laptops, but also quite crappy ones.

Acer usually isn't the best quality, but if somebody is looking at low end laptops, they sometimes have some decent models which can be better than a Lenovo equivalent.

 

 

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I had an Acer that lasted for many years and was brilliant, ignore the haters. Lenovo are fantastic, especially the Thinkpads but they don't come cheap. Asus also make some great laptops. I currently use a quad-core MSI which wasn't cheap but was worth it. 

 

Just stick to a well known brand and avoid HP and you'll be fine. 

 

 

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