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Laptops 14:57 - Jul 26 with 464 viewsgordon

bit of advice - a while ago there was a thread on here with someone asking for advice on laptops and someone posted a link to a 'build your own laptop' (not literally) site, where you could choose all the specs. Can't remember who it was and can't find the thread - if you are still out there could you repost a link?

And generally are there any advantages of doing this over a more traditional branded laptop (lenovo/Asus etc)?
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Laptops on 14:59 - Jul 26 with 461 viewsDanTheMan

PC Specialist, good build quality and excellent service:
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/

"And generally are there any advantages of doing this"

Can be cheaper, also you can get exactly what you want. If you're fairly comfortable with computers you can easily knock off £100 by installing Windows yourself for example.

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Laptops on 15:07 - Jul 26 with 441 viewsgordon

Laptops on 14:59 - Jul 26 by DanTheMan

PC Specialist, good build quality and excellent service:
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/

"And generally are there any advantages of doing this"

Can be cheaper, also you can get exactly what you want. If you're fairly comfortable with computers you can easily knock off £100 by installing Windows yourself for example.


Cool, thanks, that's the one.
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Laptops on 15:17 - Jul 26 with 420 viewsfactual_blue

I've got a PC Specialists desktop, and it's been fantastic.

Apart from the customised spec (while you're building it on line they tell you if components X and Y don't work together), it arrives with no freeware at all, so you don't have all that to get rid of.

If you look through magazines like the BBC Science monthly, you'll see their ads, and they always include a code for £15 or so off.

And I got a free memory stick as well.

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Laptops on 15:37 - Jul 26 with 402 viewsgordon

Laptops on 15:17 - Jul 26 by factual_blue

I've got a PC Specialists desktop, and it's been fantastic.

Apart from the customised spec (while you're building it on line they tell you if components X and Y don't work together), it arrives with no freeware at all, so you don't have all that to get rid of.

If you look through magazines like the BBC Science monthly, you'll see their ads, and they always include a code for £15 or so off.

And I got a free memory stick as well.


Nice one, thanks!
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Laptops on 11:46 - Sep 2 with 201 viewsgordon

Just to add to this thread, I went with PC Specialist to get a laptop (Fusion III 14" if of interest), and it came with a faulty trackpad and the USB ports on one side of the chassis too tight to fit anything in. I'm sending it back and will go with Lenovo instead.

For the type of laptop I need (lots of RAM for stats+GIS, and robust for fieldwork, but not bothered about graphics card) in hindsight they probably weren't the right supplier, the chassis really just has the look and feel of a shrunk gaming laptop.

Not a complaint about the recommendations given here at all, still grateful for the suggestions because they are a UK business with good green credentials etc, and of course it may just be one that slipped through. Probably a busy time for them with lots of people heading off to Uni soon as well.
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