I’m still doing this to buy a PC. I’m hot on the trail, as it were. Given that I constantly make an effort to look for cheap products to write about, which I regularly search purchaser comments of products, I thought I might detail my own search to find the best laptop computer for me and offer it up to your concern.
First, a bit about me, I am a 25-year-old ex-student who’s access to precious little funds. I work as a contract writer, and I’ve a beautiful GF who is ideal in every means, except that she lives 100 or so miles from me (and I’m reliant on public transport). When I’m not continuously badgering agents and publishers with my various written projects, or writing songs for local groups, I tend to keep up a correspondence with contacts via Fb, Skype and electronic mail. Since my main source of income often is the World wide web, having a travel PC is important, but just which laptop is the very best value for money?
Currys.co.uk were offering a HP G62-b28SA, which has pretty good specs (despite being named like something that might attack the starship Enterprise) for around £360. It runs Windows 8 and has a 4GB memory, with 500GB storage. Still, that sort of money is past my price range.
Next up: Where across the country? PC world are also offering identical HP deal as Currys, but on average their prices are a little higher. The COMPAQ Presario CQ56-104SA (yet one more catchy name) is more affordable at £319, but only has 2GB of memory, yet still runs identical version of Windows. It does not look that awful, but I’m positive there’s a greater deal available for me.
I’m not looking for something worldbeating, groundbreaking, or merely chiefly impressive. I need a fantastic little runner that I can do my work and be in contact with associates when I’m on the go. I would like it for a shoestring budget. That’s all. Where can I head to find it? Refining the hunt (but keeping the basic specs according to our COMPAQ model, quick PC world search reveals the HP G56-105SA for just a cool £279. Several steps down from its new model (nearly £100’s worth of steps if we are analytical) and this might just be the one, but I believe I’ll hold on for a small while and reign in the purse strings until I can find something a little bit more ‘me’ (by which, I of course mean ‘cheap’)