Laptop for college course

Discussion in 'I.T.,Cameras and MP 3 players' started by cmalone, 3 Dec 2018.

  1. cmalone

    cmalone Frequent Poster

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    looking for advice for basic laptop for college course (law). Lectures online and doing written assignments ... any recommendation.

    Existing laptop is over 5 years old and did the job - but now broken unfortunately

    Any good deal out there ?
     
  2. michaelm

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    If it were me and I was happy with my previous laptop I'd try to get the current version of it. Otherwise is sounds like any main brand laptop with an Intel i3 CPU and min. 4GB RAM would do . . then it's just what suits you best re weight, screen size & cost. Hard to go wrong really.

    One of these maybe: https://www.laptopsdirect.ie/nav/pt/laptops/range/300-to-400/c/new
     
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  3. cmalone

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    Thanks for that. Sorry for a basic question - is MS office or similar separate. I see on that website that you buy a licence for 1 year .., is this the modern way ?
     
  4. Nutso

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    You can still buy a single user licence for MS office, which is better value if you plan to get a few years out of your laptop.
    There is also the Google version (google docs / sheets etc) and open office, both of which are good and free if cost is an issue.
     
  5. michaelm

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    Yeah, I'd go for a single user licence (student version maybe) over a subscription . . although I just use LibreOffice which is free and can 'open' and 'save as' MS Office file formats.
     
  6. cmalone

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  7. cremeegg

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    Certainly no need to spend on Microsoft Office.

    I use OpenOffice extensively and love it. I use text document, spreadsheets and presentations. It's free.
    I use Google docs occasionally and so far so good. Excellent for sharing.

    I must check out LibreOffice, though I doubt I will move from OpenOffice.