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Looking for new Windows laptop under €350

  • 13-02-2021 3:16pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 554 ✭✭✭ xlogo


    Hi,

    I'm looking for recommendations for a new laptop - preferably with a 14" screen but price must be €350 ish.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 554 ✭✭✭ xlogo


    ??


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,390 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    Honestly, it's hard to recommend a laptop in that price range. Every one of them will be compromised in several ways.

    Perhaps just get one from a reputable supplier, as they'll all be somewhat similar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 554 ✭✭✭ xlogo


    CatInABox wrote:
    Honestly, it's hard to recommend a laptop in that price range. Every one of them will be compromised in several ways.

    CatInABox wrote:
    Perhaps just get one from a reputable supplier, as they'll all be somewhat similar.


    Cheers for the reply


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭ minikin


    Only usable (new) laptop you’ll get for your budget is a chromebook (not windows).


  • Registered Users Posts: 728 ✭✭✭ poitinstill


    Bump.....
    looking for similar. last year i bought a hp with pentium gold processor. and 128G ssd. in currys for 349 in what appears to have been a genuine sale as same thing is 399 ( out of stock atm)
    just looked at harvey norman/ did / currys and there is feck all for under 350 except those 4G/64G eMMC .

    the one i got last year had windows 10s so i put open office on it instead performs perfectly fine for a 1st year.

    Prices seem to be crazy high when you thingk they should be falling for everything bar top end ones.. ( like phones and tablets are) .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭ duffman3833


    laptop prices are high due to stock levels are low. With Covid, factories etc were closed and possibly still working at a reduced rate so laptops and pcs wont be as well stocked as before.
    As mentioned above, laptops in the 300-400 price range are not going to be without some compromises.
    Pick a handful you like, compare the specs and see which offers the best bang for the euro you can get


  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ Covieland


    Teclast is a good brand of laptop on AliExpress I have one and it does everything I need like web browsing, YouTube, etc it is not made for gaming,
    Currently you can get one for €270, they ship from Poland so tax has been paid on it,

    Teclast F7S
    14.1" 1920x1080 IPS
    8GB RAM
    128GB ROM
    Windows 10
    Intel Apollo Lake


  • Registered Users Posts: 728 ✭✭✭ poitinstill


    seems the prices are holding due to demand /shortages alright.. here is a list/guide i found

    https://techtablets.com/recommended-chinese-notebooks-brands/

    the prices from 19/20 you'd expect to go down but they are about 100 above 2019 levels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 554 ✭✭✭ xlogo


    Thanks for the replies - got one from the Dell outlet store.


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