Cheap laptops are great. They can run Minecraft servers, download content while you’re away, let you practice coding, let your little brother play with or against you in classic or indie games. You probably already have one lying around, in which case think about the possibilities – but if you like one and don’t have one in the closet somewhere, you can buy a Dell Latitude 7390 cheap on Ebay for £219.99 in ‘good’ and ‘refurbished’ condition. For your money, you get an 8th Gen Core i5 processor with integrated graphics, a compact 13-inch design, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. All in all, that’s a pretty sweet spec for the asking price!
The laptop comes from the trusted Ebay seller (and certainly not the Decepticon) VENO SCORP, complete with a one-year warranty. Obviously this is less well known than Currys, but with 98.8% positive feedback on Ebay, they will probably send you a laptop (or face outrage from support). Ebay buyers).
Having a small laptop like this is so much fun and I highly recommend it. I started writing and programming with a similar but worse Compaq model than it was then, slowly losing the plastic frame in the harsh desert landscape of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It can run basic Python programs, access the internet, and play Game Boy Advance games, though, so I’m delighted. And because it’s so cheap, I feel comfortable using it to install a new hard drive and add more RAM – all a good experience for my last job as a dedicated geek. Karma.
This machine is much more powerful and capable of retaining its skin even in harsh climates, so why not choose one?
I’m also curious to hear any little laptop stories from RPS readers in the comments. What do you do with your mobile friend – and does this look good? Ask mind wants to know!