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September 2, 2014 3:47 AM Subscribe
Talk me through buying a new laptop like I'm 5...
I buy a new laptop every five years and the time has come to purchase a new one. However, I had a particularly crappy experience at a computer retailer and would like help on getting a machine that'll last the next 5 years.
I'm trying to balance budget with performance/longevity. I'm looking at 15" Windows machines that have 1TB hard drive and 8GB RAM, mostly used for browsing, essay writing and the odd game of Minecraft (wherein great graphics would be a plus, but once the game runs nicely then I'm happy).
At a retailer the other day, I specified the above and was met with a lot of hand-waving and the sales person gushing about how I should be focusing on *processor* spec, above anything else. I don't know anything about processors and all the various advice on 3.1's and Athalons just felt really confusing.
So, if you were in my position with a budget of €500-600 (I know, I know), what would the spec of your new laptop actually look like?