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    Hi there, I am about to start a course in web development and need to upgarde my laptop. Can anyone recommed a laptop that would be good for coding, nice and fast but not too expensive? Also are there any places you would recommend that sell laptops at a good price? I'm going to be a poor student soon so looking to spend around $1k or less if I can

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    Senior Member 1101's Avatar
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    PBtech , plenty to chose from .
    make sure whatever you buy as a SSD , and not a stupidly tiny capacity

    ex lease is another option

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    Yes, check out the ex lease ones, for sure.

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    NOT Pbtech.

    Use a retailer with decent after sales service.

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    No idea about after sales service, but I've used a couple of times. ex lease laptops

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    You won't really get much new for 1k. I would say for web development work you want minimum i5, 8GB RAM, SSD (250GB for a start) and a decent res panel - not going to happen for 1k if you want new.

    I would look ex-lease. Dell Latitude, HP Probook/Elitebook would be two of the more common ones.

    A HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G2 or G3 could be a good option - nice and light. No Ethernet port though, you can get a dongle if needs be.

    To give you an idea, I can get several of these ex lease at the moment for around $900 incl - that's a Folio 1040 G2, i7-5600U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Win10 Pro, and pretty sure they have either a 1600x900 or 1080p panel in them, but I would need to double check on that if you were actually interested in one.

    Probook 450 G3 could be a good option too, or a Dell Latitude E7440 or similar, like this.

    That particular one is pretty good value @ $749 as it has the 1080p panel.
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    Thinkpad E480 with a change to dual channel ram and a 256gb SSD for 1064.77?

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