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Can not think of the best place to put this So please move if you wish.

I bin up and down the road all week looking at laptops /pc/ Mac,

Ok not room for a pc so that out.

so for astro do I go windows or MAC

Not over £900.

so some help please.

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Windows as stated for compatibility, i would also look for one with a graphic card so no memory gets used for displays......

one of these maybe with another 8 gig of ram....

http://www.tesco.com/direct/toshiba-l50-b-23f-156-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-2gb-graphics-white/182-0018.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=182-0018

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Windows as stated for compatibility, i would also look for one with a graphic card so no memory gets used for displays......

one of these maybe with another 8 gig of ram....

http://www.tesco.com/direct/toshiba-l50-b-23f-156-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-2gb-graphics-white/182-0018.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=182-0018

That more or less what I have been looking at, I keep go back to this one and geting a 1TB plug in as well.

TOSHIBA Satellite S50-B-15P 15.6”
Product features
  • Windows 8.1
  • Intel® Core™ i7-5500U Processor
  • Memory: 8 GB / Storage: 128 GB SSD
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R7 M260
 
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Hi There,

That is a great spec laptop. In essence at the scope you do not need a lot of grunt. Its when you are processing you need the power, and you will certainly need the extra storage either directly attached or over your network. Just check to make sure all your astro s\w will work with W8.1, my preference would be W7. (£690 on amazon)

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Hi There,

That is a great spec laptop. In essence at the scope you do not need a lot of grunt. Its when you are processing you need the power, and you will certainly need the extra storage either directly attached or over your network. Just check to make sure all your astro s\w will work with W8.1, my preference would be W7. (£690 on amazon)

Well only my webcam will not work any more, so do i update it to w10 as its got no disc drive on it.? ITS LED much better can see it in Sun light .

I can get it in w7 or 8.1 for £650 

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Thanks all, Tinker post say TOSHIBA are ok, next posts stay with windows, Damnut, posts say to me use the w7 laptop in the shed and new one for all the power side  of processing,

I started the post just to see have I over look something , i spend some time in search on laptops ,but times move on and the old posts are starting to show age.

So thanks every one , roll on Friday  this is the right one for me with a 1TB plug in.

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Here the list. and only 20mm high. can not see this one on w7

Technical specifications for TOSHIBA Satellite S50-B-15P 15.6” Laptop - Silver OVERVIEW Type Laptop Operating system Windows 8.1 SPECIFICATION Processor - Intel® Core™ i7-5500U Processor
- Dual-core
- 2.4 GHz / 3 GHz with Turbo Boost
- 4 MB cache Memory (RAM) 8 GB DDR3 (16 GB maximum installable RAM) Graphics card AMD Radeon R7 M260 (2 GB) Storage 128 GB SSD SCREEN Screen size 15.6” Screen type TruBrite LED Resolution 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen No Screen features LED backlighting CONNECTIVTY Wireless 802.11 ac Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 USB - USB 3.0 x 2
- USB 2.0 x 1 Video interface - HDMI x 1
- WiDi Audio interface 3.5 mm jack MEDIA Optical disc drive No Memory card reader 2-in-1 memory card reader SOUND Sound DTS Sound Speakers Integrated Harmon Kardon stereo speakers FEATURES Camera Integrated 0.9 MP webcam Microphone Yes Mouse / trackpad Multitouch trackpad Keyboard Full-size backlit keyboard with numeric keypad Security features Kensington security lock slot POWER Battery type 4-cell Lithium-ion Battery life Up to 7 hours GENERAL Colour Silver metal Box contents - Toshiba Satellite S50-B-15P 15.6" Laptop
- AC power adapter
- Quick start guide Dimensions 19.9 x 380 x 261.9 mm (H x W x D) Weight 2.1 kg Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year Software included - Microsoft Office trial version
- McAfee LiveSafe 30 day trial
- CyberLink MediaStory
- DTS Sound
- Evernote
- TOSHIBA Display Utility
- TOSHIBA Eco Utility
- TOSHIBA Function Key
- TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+
- TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
- TOSHIBA System Settings
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I do like this laptop as most nights I sit in the fish room with no light on ,and the key pad light up and make it easy to use,

and being low at the front make using the key pads a big plus, it no not have a disc drive so it do not come with out any discs,

so job number 1 is to back up the computer on a 32mb stick.as the Memory (RAM) 8 GB DDR3 is one stick and not 2x4 make this much better to just one more taking it 16.

Its well made easy to use ,so the only down side is not having a 1TB on board but a plug in works just as well no job is to much work it just get on with it and done in no time. only on day 1 with this laptop and my 1st post on it and every time my spelling is not right it high light in red ,PS Editing may be a thing of the past from now on

love it may be on the high end for a laptop as just over £750 with a 1TB DRIVE AND and 8mb +32mb back up stick all done at the shop in 1 hour.

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Nice laptop, had a look at that and a zenbook today. Instead I just treated myself to a hp spectre 360 today, only 4gb but 12 hour battery which is what I needed.

That a nice laptop as well , and one not to over look when shoping .

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Hi Starlight 1,

Have a look at PC Specialist http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/   before you commit. You can configure a laptop there to meet your budget and needs and get Win 7 installed and the OEM disc provided so any problems down the line and you can reinstall the O/S, particularly useful if ever the hard drive needs replacing :evil: . I've lost count on the number of high street computers I've resurrected for people where no back up discs were created by the user. Caveat emptor and all that.

Best of luck however choosing your new pc.

Cheers,

Steve

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Whilst I have always used pc builders for supply of my own to build and the numerous others for friends and family I have always stayed with tier 1 suppliers for laptops. The cost difference is very little now, and these firm just cannot match the r&d of the main players.

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+1 for pcspecialist as Steve says. I got mine from there, only pay for bits you need, plus comes with os cd so can do custom rebuild if needed. Recommend ssd on primary for os, only need 128gb or 256gb, then get a secondary hdd or hybrid drive, pc boots up in 10sec [emoji1]

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