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Looking at getting myself a new laptop for work. It needs to be able to handle word processing/excel and general office tasks and work well with the Google Chrome sphere. (Would rather not get a Chromebook though, don't want the device to be dependent of an internet connection all the time.)

 

Before I plough in and get something, does anyone have any recommendations?

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Interesting, thanks. Never bought refurbished before, so that is a bit of a nervous point. I have heard positive stories before though.

 

They all come with a minimum 1 year warranty which you can increase to up to three years. A 3-4 year old business class machine will be far better specced and capable than whatever you could buy new for £200.

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If you get a slightly older machine, forget about Windows and go for a flavour of Linux (I use Ubuntu). All the software is free and with Libre Office you have a virtual equivalent of Microsoft Office.

 

It supports Chrome, Firefox and Opera for web browsing and there's other software freely available for thing like photo editing, ripping CDs etc.

 

It's also a lot less susceptible to viruses as the hackers all target Windows.

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Looking at getting myself a new laptop for work. It needs to be able to handle word processing/excel and general office tasks and work well with the Google Chrome sphere. (Would rather not get a Chromebook though, don't want the device to be dependent of an internet connection all the time.)

 

Before I plough in and get something, does anyone have any recommendations?

 

Chromebooks aren't dependent on having internet connection all the time. https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/3214688?hl=en-GB

 

If you are a user of Google Docs, Sheets etc then i would definitely recommend. If you simply must have MS Office then probably look elsewhere.

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